August, 1934 *A Price 25 Cents e CUICAGOAN A. GEORGE MILLEB The Decency Campaign — Inside and Out By Martin Quigley <sé Leadim Hunt Clubs William V.C. Ruxton and his daughter, Miss Ruth Mary Ruxton, with the celebrateci pack of English hounds he imported. Mr. Ruxton, who was Master of the Fairfield and Westehester drag pack in Connecti cut, has just been chosen Joint Master of the Cattistock in England. cagrfltw Today, with stocks of well-aged whis- kies running low, you will find at lead- ing hunt clubs a marked preference for Seagram's fine whiskies. For word has spread among those who know that Seagram's holds the world^s largest treasure of fully aged Rye and Bourbon whiskies. They have found that when they say "Seagram's Rye," "Seagram's Bourbon" or "Sea gram's V. 0." they always get fine whiskey distilled in the best American tradition . . . full body . . . full flavor . . . every drop at least 5 years old. We offer Seagram's bottled-in-bond whiskies for your approvai and invite you to enjoy their mellow smoothness. Q^i UM^ DISTIULERS SINCE I 8 5 7 eagrtttff ana ve Aure jlugunt is the month to pwt y our self in our shoes Ewrypair of shoes in our storie is specially priced Tor this erent For Women: Field Aristos, Arch Preservers,Dr.Lockes,FieldPeacocks> Young Moderns, Antiochs. For Men: Field Aristos, Field Arch Preservers, Field Comfopedics, Field Anatomiks. For Children: Field Nature Juniors, Field Comfopedics, Field Specials, Young Teens. The August Shoe Sale talks in big figures . . . with thousands of customers, thousands of pairs of Field Quality Shoes and thousands of typical Field Sale Values. We particularly stress 'Every Shoe in Stock Specially Priced" because it will mean more to you this year than ever ... in savings and selection, as well as style and smartness. Women's and Young Moderns' (5th Floor) The Storefor Men (2nd Floor) Children's (4th Floor) Also in our Evanston, Oak Park and Lake Forest Stores MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY August, 1934 3 CONTENTS for AUGUST ! Page THE SKY RIDE AT NIGHT, by A. George Miller 1 CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT 6 EDITORIAL COMMENT 9 CHICAGOANA u THE STORMY DECADE, by Philip Nesbitt 14 THE DECENCY CAMP AIGN— INSIDE AND OUT, by Martin Quigley 15 JUST A MOMENT, PLEASE, by W. Boyd Saxon 17 THE TRACK AT DAWN, by Jack McDonald 19 THE TRAVEL PERSPECTIVE, by Cari J. Ross 21 CONCERTS OUT-OF-DOORS, by Karleton Hackett 22 HOLLYWOOD, by William C. Boyden 25 SPORTS IN THE DOLDRUMS, by Kenneth D. Fry 26 A FOLIO OF PHOTOGRAPHS, by A. George Miller 27-34 TABLE TOPICS, by William H. Hanna 35 MODES OF TOMORROW, by The Chicagoenne 36-37 MODERNIZING A SMALL APARTMENT, by Kathryn E. Ritchie 39 I COULDN'T GET AWAY, by Alfred Wallace 42 TO READ OR NOT, by Marjorie Kaye 44 CHICAGO'S NEW DEAL, by R. M. McFarland 47 POUR LE BAIN, by Polly Barker 49 MUSIC AND LIGHTS, by Donald Plant 54 HIS COUNTRY CONTOUR SHAPES SANDOR'S ESCUTCHFOM FOR SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR HAROLD L. ICKES THE CHICAGOAN-Wuliam R. Wbaver, Editor- E S r Manager — is published monthly by The CrV ' d ^lippord. Generai Mart.n Quigley, Preside»», 407 South Dearbarn £, *™hing Company. rison 0035. HIRAM G. Schuster, AdveriTs^M ' °v Cag°' Ul Har' 1790 Broadway. Los Angeles Office PacS Staìl 77 " m""" Y°rk °ffice- Office. Simpson-Reilly, Bendix Building Los A M n **& Padfic Coast cisco. U. S. subscription, $2.00 annua! ìv C^f ', ^ B'dg> San Fran' coPy 25c. Voi. XIV, No. 12, Augu 19M r 1°^ $3°°: 8Ìngle second c.a.s «atte, August ,9, 193,! at' tneM SStci^. STÌìS tne act of March 3, 1879. " ¦• - acipti 0 LÙl/L after a summer of skin-drying sunshine will not be an ordeal if you're a Daggett & Ramsdell fan. For their famous beauty preparations make it deliciously easy to put your face in smooth, satiny condition again. Give yourself a Daggett & Ramsdell make-up before you go shopping for your first fall hat! You H find these four elements of the Daggett & Ramsdell make-up formula in the Cosmetic Section, First Floor, North, State . . . Also in our Evanston and Oak Park Stores. Perfect Protective Cream Perfect Rouge . . . cream Perfect Face Powder of Perfect Lipstick with a in Naturelle, Rachel, or cake. Light, medium, clinging texture. In five soothing cold cream and Brunette .... 75c or raspberry shades, $1 lovely skin-tones . . $1 base $1 y 1/ LatèlttiLl czz/ieUL (Èj vntwaitu August, 1934 STACE SPORTS (Curtains 8:30 and 2:30 p. m., matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays unless otherwise indicated.) Musical ZIEGFELD FOLIES OF 1934 — Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark Central 8240. Fannie Brice and the Howard Boys, Willie and Eugene, head a noble company in a grand, big, beautiful show with plenty of laughs and lyrics. Opening August 12. GILBERT AND SULLIVAN FESTIVAL— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Har- rison 2792. "The Mikado," "H. M. S. Pinafore," "The Gondoliers," "lolanthe," and possibly others. William Danforth, Frank Moulan, Her bert Watrous, Roy Cropper, Vera Ross and Vivian Hart head the casts. Opening August 6. Drama / FRESH FIELDS— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. Margaret Anglin and Alexandra Carlisle in Ivor Novello's comedy of London manners. THE MILKY WAY— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Pretty funny story about a milkman who becomes a prizefighter without really want- ing to. SHAKESPEARIAN REPERTORY— Globe Theatre, Merrie England, Fair- grounds. Forty minute tabloid versions with four changes daily, pre- sented by very able actors. CINEMA WHOM THE GODS DESTROY— Walter Connolly gets a long delayed stellar role and turns in a gripping performance. (See it.) CHARLIE CHAN'S COU RAG E— Warner Oland reels off another classic impersonation of the late Earl Derr Bigger's Orientai detective. (If you've liked them.) STAMBOUL QUEST— Myrna Loy, continuing to improve, in a Turko- Germanic espionage melodrama aided by Lionel Atwill and George.^ Brent. (Yes.) BABY, TAKE A BOW— Shirley Tempie, James Dunn and adequate asso- ciates put new life into the good old necklace-necklace-who's-got-the- necklace plot. (Naturally.) LAUGHING BOY — Ramon Novarro and Lupe Velez, as two particularly incredible Indians, show you precisely what it is in pictures that brings about boycotts and things like that. (For that reason only, if any.) I GIVE MY LOVE — Wynne Gibson and Paul Lukas in a colorful story of parental devotion and sacrifice. (Catch it.) SHOOT THE WORKS— The late Dorothy Dell and Lew Cody, together with Jack Oakie, Ben Bernie and ali the lads, extract a deal of comedy and a bit of sound drama from the madhouse that is radio backstage. (By ali means.) OPERATOR 13 — Marion Davies and Gary Cooper in a nice little Civil War picture that I could have done without. (Everybody else seems to like it.) THE BLACK CAT — Ali of the big bad men you've met in spook pictures get together and out-scare each other. (Boo!) HIS GREATEST GAMBLE— Richard Dix in the best of his last half dozen starts as a modem and improved Enoch Arden. (Go.) MANY HAPPY RETURNS— The nonesuch Burns and Alien, accompanied by Guy Lombardo's orchestra, pack a tremendous amount of humor into sixty giddy minutes. (Indeed.) YOU'RE TELLING ME— W. C. Fields, faster and funnier than last time, whittles out a niche for himself among the immortals. (Without fail.) STRICTLY DYNAMITE— Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez and Norman. Foster spend a pleasant hour ribbing radio. (Attend.) INTERNATIONAL HOUSE— 1414 E. 59th St. Fairfax 8200. July 30, 31, "The Prince of Wales," group of pictures from his life and actual travels; also "The Woodwind Chair," "The Big, Bad Wolf," "Flowers at Work." August 6, "Sweden, Land of the Vikings," and "The Brass Choir," August 7, "Adieu les Beaux Jours." August 13, 14, "The Human Ad- venture," made by the Orientai Institute of the University of Chicago, and "Energy and Its Transformation." General admission for 4:30 show, 35c; 8:30 show, 50c; reserved seats for 8:30 show, $1.00. Baseball — Home Games AMERICAN LEAGU E— Detroit vs. White Sox, July 27, 28, 29; Cleveland vs. White Sox, August 7, 8, 9; St. Louis vs. White Sox, August 10, II, 12. At Comiskey Park. NATIONAL LEAGUE— St. Louis vs. Cubs, July 31, August I, 2; Cincin nati vs. CuBs, August 3, 4, 5; Boston vs. Cubs, August 14, 15, 16, 17; Philadelphra vs. Cubs, August 18, 19, 20, 21; Brooklyn vs. Cubs, August 23, 24, 25; New York vs. Cubs, August 26, 27, 28, 29; St. Louis vs. Cubs, August 31, September 1,2. At Wrigley Field. Tennis NATIONAL JUNIOR* AND BOYS' CHAMPIONSHIP— Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, August 6 to II. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS— South Shore Country Club, August 18 to 26. DAVIS CUP CHALLENGE ROUND— Wimbledon, England, July 28,30,31. Golf C. D. G. A. HANDICAP— Westmoreland, August 2; C. D. G. A. Handi cap — Knollwood, August 10; Amateur Championship and Pro-Amateur Event — Medinah, August 13-17; Qualifying Round, United States Ama teur— Oak Park, August 21; Club Relations Day— Glen View, August 22; C. D. G. A. Handicap — Glen Oak, August 23; Caddy Championship — Park Ridge, August 27. Yachting JACKSON PARK YACHT CLUB— East Shore Cruise, July 30, to White Lake Regatta, August 4; Star Fleet, August 18, 19. Annual Michigan City Race, Noble Trophy, September I. CHICAGO YACHT, CLUB— Lipton and Nutting Series for R and Eagle Classes, August 9, 10, II; Waukegan Race, August 18; Gehrman Trophy, Pup Class, September I. SHERIDAN SHORE YACHT CLUB— Shipping Board Series, Star Fleet, September I. Horse Racing HAWTHORNE— July 30 through September I, thirty days; Lincoln Fields, September 3 through October 6, thirty days; Sportsman's Park, October 8 through October 31, twenty-one days. WAX WORKS MY OLD FLAM E— Brunswick. From "It Ain't No Sin," and reverse side, "The Lights Are Low— the Music Is Sweet." Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians play both numbers with Carmen singing. SEVEN YEARS WITH THE WRONG WOMAN— Brunswick. And "Seven Years With the Wrong Man," done to perfection by the Rocky Moun tain Rangers, vocalists with novelty accompaniment. Grand disc. NIGHT IN THE DESERT— Brunswick. From "Ziegfeld Follies." And "To- night Is Mine," from "Stingaree." Leo Reisman and his grand band do both. YOUR LOVE— Brunswick. Reverse, "So Help Me." Freddy Martin and his orchestra handle both pieces nicely. The latter is by Berlin. ALONG CAME SALLY— SELECTIONS, PARTS I, II— Brunswick. Jack Hylton and his orchestra, with vocal refrains, play numbers from this London hit. AFTER YOU'VE GONE— Victor. And "Melancholy Baby." Gene Austin revives these two old favorites. MARGIE — Brunswick. And "Everybody Shuffle." Claude Hopkins and his orchestra do a couple of swell revivals, too. WITH MY EYES WIDE OPEN l'M DREAM ING— Brunswick. Ruth Etting sings handsomely this hit from "Shoot the Works," and on the back side "Were Your Ears Burning, Baby?" from tfie same film. SPELLBOUND — Brunswick. Reverse, "Don't Let It Happen Again." Glen Grey and His Casa Lorna orchestra play these nice numbers. TABLES Dusk Till Dawn CHEZ PAREE— Fairbanks Court at Ontario. Delaware 1655. Mike Fritzel has just introduced his latest revue with Veloz and Yolanda and George Jessel heading an elaborate floorshow. Henry Busse and his orchestra are in the bandshell. (Continued on page 57) 6 The Chicagoan Flying colora..." JFe want genuine silk!" Beat of drums...f,,JPe want genuine silk!" Flourish of trumpets..."fFe want genuine silk! Women's voices from ali over the country... "We want genuine silk!*' THE SILK PARADE IS UNDER WAY! Everyone is demanding genuine silk— because of its incomparable wearing quality...because it cleans dependably and retains its shape ... because it is priced more reasonably than ever before. And because it is so very smart! The Prendi couturiers, the American designers, the makers of hosiery, lingerie and other accessories, and the manufacturers of fabrics for home dec- oration have joined forces to make the Silk Parade the most colorful, exciting fashion event in years. Already the shops are showing these creations. About September 15th the smart stores in your city will present a special Review of the newest ideas in genuine silk. See them. Join the Silk Parade yourself ! And when you buy crepe, taffetà, satin and other fabrics that look like silk — ask for silk and be sure you get genuine silk. J&d -nArt~4^&2 -widj&M t£~tf C ENUINE ¦S^tJ? Silk LOOK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SILK GUILD LABEL ON PURE DYE SILK August, 1934 7 <=^4-J \lew^=^tackj;ot<^4-ittitmit FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE WEATHERED MISSES SHOP Tue Chicagoan E D I T O R I A L THIS is the scorching morning after the si2xling night of the blistering fiftyseventh day of A Century of Progress International Exposition, Part II. It is, if you must know, hot enough for us. But it is not too hot for Major Lenox R. Lohr, general manager of the Fair, nor, evidently, for his customers. The single redeeming feature of this hottest of ali possible Sundays, successor to five week days in torrid kind, is his doubly reassuring statement of even date that (1) the Fair is not only solvent, in spite of an almost total lack of the weather man's ccoperation that meant so much to the enterprise last year, but shows an operating pront of $440,391, and (2) that attendance, which stood ten days ago at 72% of 1933 figures, has risen to 76.5% of the sanie. This with Chicago 's internationally famous summer-control machinery running at full speed in reverse. Major Lohr's statement should put to final rest the especially pernicious type of rumor which has gained circulation recently as a result of extremely shallow thinking by self-appointed analysts of such portents as the failure of this or that concessionaire to survive competition with his neighbor. Out of a relatively few such incidents, each as logically explainable as the failure of a loop retailer to vanquish his competitor down the block in the struggle for patronage, has been spun a web of small talk accompanied by head wagging and beard stroking signifìcant, altogether, of precisely nothing. And out of the daily newspapers' absurd practice of balancing each day£ attendance figures against correspondingly dated figures of other years, a policy that would drive the stockholders of any major corporation crazy in any month of any year to which it was applied, has been derived a state of civic jitters as infectious as the malady suffered by baseball fans when the Cubs are a couple of games out of first place. Major Lohr's fìnancial report was prepared for the uses of a legislative investigating committee. There is always an investigating committee, especially where there's a pront, and weVe not going to hold our champing presses to fìnd out what this one has on its mind. We are more interested in conveying to our elect and influential readership without delay Mr. A. George Miller 's striking picture of the Sky Ride tower at night (see cover) and our unpardonably tardy tip that, if you have not seen the Fair Grounds at night from that point of view, you have not seen the Fair. In common with a deplorable majority o£..you, we did not dash to the adventure of riding across the lagoon in a weird conveyance ridiculously dubbed Amos, Andy or Kingnsh. We decided we'd try one of the towers, some day, but, well — later. We put it off, from visit to visit, until we realized, some time in^,December,_ that we'd skipped it entirely. This year we were well on our way toward duplicat- ing our 1933 record when, on the evening of July 4, a certami resolute eight-year'old with a proper minimum of regard for our criticai judgment flatly declined to leave the premises until the ascent had been^made. We have made four return trips, convoying as many equally dilatory adult unbelievers, and now it's your turn. From the tower — we prefer the one on the island— the wonders that you read about years ago in the bond salesman's prospectus, and forgot about when the publicity turned to fan dancers, are plainly and gloriously visible to the naked eye. The superb design of the grounds, fruit of the masterly fashioning of building units to comprise a magnificent pattern, fascinates and invites to study. The tortuous paths unkink their weary lengths, the raucous voice of hawker and ballyhoo artist is stili, the glaring lights softly glaze a toy world and colorful queues of pygmy robots trudge its golden lanes. From here, and from here only, can the real Worlds Fair, in the magnitude and beauty and splendor of it that relate not to attend' ance statistics nor profits, be seen. No feature of the Fair has been so grossly misconstrued, and consequently neglected, as the Sky Ride, represented as a thrill instead of a glory. The Sky View, for a name, might have drawn more of the visiting millions to the ampie reward available at its top and, by sheer force of inspiration, to the Fair and its constituent attractions. The tower was, and is, the first place to go on a visit to the Fair. If every visitor could be admitted through a single entrance, that entrance should lead to the elevator at the base of the tower. Approaching it thus, even a legislative investigating committee would be unable to find a flaw in the production which we insist, more emphatically than ever, is the greatest show on earth. 04ICAGOAN arnong the features for september LOHR of the FAIR By Milton S. Mayer The True Story of the Engineer Who Produced the Greatest Show on Earth SEVEREST CRITIC By William C. Boyden A Comedy of Ink, Masque and Buskir» Staged in Contemporary Chicago SHINGLISH By Gault McGowan A Literate Consideration of "The Tribune's" New Spelling THE CASUAL CAMERA By A. George Miller A Folio of Instant Exposures by Chicago's Premier Photographer WIDOOUUPART X k Irohib ou can than for this Marvelous Whiskey • • ìtion But when this si ini suppiy of 16 and IS year old liquor is gone Ws gone for good — so be warned and act now S w» Whiskey so rare as this is really "occa- sion" whiskey — not for the everyday cocktail or highhall, but for the unusual occasion HEN Prohibition clamped down some fourteen years ago, quantities of choice rye and bour bon stood aging in the bonded warehouses of the country. The government per- mitted this liquor to beheld beyond the accustomed 8-year legai limit to meet medicinal needs duringthe dry regime. When what now remains of that originai pre-prohibition suppiy is ex- hausted, it is doubtf ul if again in your lifetime you will be able to purchase rye or bourbon of such rare excellence and ripe age. The government, with its pressing need of revenue, will likely again make it mandatory that ali liquor be withdrawn from warehouses at the age of 8 years. How Mudi Stili Exists? Naturally each year the originai stock has been drawn against, so that today only a fraction of these rare 16 and 18 year old whiskies remain. Our pre-prohibition bourbon s, for example, include such fa- mous old names as Sunny Brook and Old Grand Dad, each The fnmnus brands Old Grand Dad, SUNNY Brook and Mount Ver.no.n moke up the greater part of this special limited stock, but also there are small quantities remain- mg o/ Hill and Hill, Old McBrayer, Bourbon de luxc and Black Gold over 16 years old. Some of them 18. Mount Vernon, our only remaining rye in this category, ranges in age from 12 to 13 years. We regret we are unable also to in clude our 16-year-old Old Taylor in this brief list, but the suppiy has been exhausted for some weeks.* How Long Will They Last? We have good reason to believe that within 6 or 8 months at the most there will not be an unsold case of pre-prohibition rye or bourbon in the country. At the present rate of sale, not only will our own limited suppiy soon be in private cellars, but also that held by others. The public, apparently, has suddenly realized that these ven- erable favorites are fast disappearing from the market — and is acting on this realization. Certainly at the very moderate prices asked they are prizes that cannot possibly again be duplicated in this generation — if e ver. *Excellent bonded 4-year-old Old Taylor, ofcourse,is available at nearly ali leading hotels, liquor stores and bars PRODUCTS OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS 10 The Chicagoan THE University of Chicago an' nounces a full-length play contest, and in what amounts to practically the same breath Swift 6? Company an- nounces a prize competition for composi' tions for symphony orchestra. The first is the Charles Hubbard Sergel (Chicago pub' lisher) memorial contest for American dramatists and carries a $500 prize, the University being the administer. The sec ond is for American composers and has two prizes— win $1,000, place $500. The con- ditions of both contests are about the same : American citizen, composition not pre' viously published or performed and not previously a prize winner, deadlines De' cember 1. The symphony must require no more than twenty minutes for performance. What we should like to have happen is that some playwright'music composer win both prizes, and then the symphony could be played on opening night just before the curtain arose on the play. But the only person we can think of at the moment who might turn the trick is Noel Coward, and he's not an American citizen. T^ìllingerìana '"PO us the high point of the Dillinger finish was not the dramatics of it nor the inevitable moli putting the finger on him nor screaming, 120 pt. eight column headlines, nor the star reporters1 stories. The high point of the whole thing was the treatment given it by the Journal of Corri' merce. Practically buried, though on the front page, of that esteemed sheet, was a one and five-eighths inch story — a ten line story — with a smallish head saying, "John Dillinger, notorious criminal, was killed Death was instantaneous it was stated." Jield Flag rpHE other day we were passing along **¦ State Street under Field's own Avenue of Flags — the stores trade mark with gold sheaves and chevron on a red ground — and wondered how the trade mark had originated, wondered if it were something just cooked up because a great department store needed a crest, or if it belonged to the Field family. ¦ So we stopped in to ask. Its just a trade mark, but it's an out' growth of the coat-of-arms of the Field family, with arbitrary adaptations. From the store's files we secured an authentic statement of the coat'of'arms. That, with a chevron, was confirmed to John Field of Easy Ardsley, in the manor of Wakefield, in 1558. The Field motto is Sans Dieu Rieri. The wheat sheaves, or garbs on the shield, represent the chief product of the "fields." The chevron, in Heraldry, signi' fies "Rooftree" and was given to the young- est member of the family. On the coat-of' arms, too, there is a helmet which reprc sents knighthood, gentility, power to ward off ili fortune and that sort of thing; a cable, or cord, (called "cordon"), is used to signify the union of several branches of the family; and a hand holding a sphere which is supposed to represent the com' mereiai interests of the family, world-wide. The color, red, means valor, courage and so on. The trade mark is the same general shape as the coat-of-arms, hearing the wheat sheaves and chevron also, but lack- ing the other details — the cordon, the hel met and the hand-and'Sphere. And that's how it ali happened. Incidentally, we learned, Marshall Field was born on August 18, 1834, and next month will be the one hundredth an- niversary of his birth. They Shall Not Pass? JUST to show you how some people abuse the right to be dumb: There are two types of Fair passes issued to reporters for newspapers and magazines, some radio people, newsreel men and such who have to work at the Fairgrounds. One kind looks like a railroad commutation ticket and must be punched each time the bearer enters. The bearer 's "mug" is on each pass, too; the passport sort of photograph. (They ali look like Dillinger, or like Wallace Beery trying to look like Dillinger.) The other kind, the "deluxe" pass, doesn't have to be punched (and doesn't have a photo graph) and admits the bearer and one other person. The deluxe pass is made out in the name of Mr. John Q. Blank, and at the end of the signature line is the added bit, "and one person." Automobiles that are used at the Fair, such as those of photographers and radio engineers, have passes stuck on their wind- shields and are supposed to be admitted without being stopped at the gate no matter who or how many people are riding in the car. The other day a Columbia Broadcasting System car drew up to the gates with four CBS men and some remote control micro- phones and pickup units inside. The regu- lar pass was stuck on the windshield. The boys were in a hurry to make the installa' tion for a special broadcast. Despite the pass quite in evidence the guard decided h&à look at the individuai passes. They were shown to him. Two of the passes were the kind that have to be punched; the other two were the deluxe kind that admit the bearer and one. As we said before, the Columbia boys were in a hurry. Ali this silly delay was getting their goats. They'd never before had to stop and be examined personally. The guard decided the two with the regular passes would have to get out, go around to the pass gate, have their passes punched, go through the pass gate and rejoin the car on the inside. The other two, with the deluxe passes, could go on through with the car. This rather burned up the boys. Then one of them had an inspiration : There were four men trying to get in; they had two deluxe passes which were good for four people; so the two with the deluxe passes would take the two with the regular passes through the gates. But again the guard demurred. "Naw," he said. "You can't do that. That 'and one person1 line means only your wife or girl friend!" The guy driving the car put it in gear and went on through anyway. Jeminine Touch QINCE Repeal, since the first return of ^ beer in fact, women have been crowd- ing men off of bar stools. And now we note, with something akin to surprise (we've given up being sad because the old time mahogany and mirrored back'bar is long gone), that women are actually de- signing bars. We have at hand the awards of a recent nation'wide competition for new ideas for bar designs offered by the Brunswick'Balke'Collender Company, and there were four women among the prize winners. There are eighteen Chicagoans among the winners, too, by the way. The B.B.C, people put up five grand in prizes for the best designs for three types of bars — deluxe bars, commercial bar and service bar. The jury of awards consisted of leading architeets and hotel men — Ernie Byfield and Karl Eitel, Ben Marshall and John Holabird, a couple of New Yorkers, and Robert F. Bensinger, president of August, 1934 11 B.B.C. Angelo R. Clas of the Holabird and Root offices was architectural adviser. Having seen a few of the prize winning designs, we venture that there will be a dash of color as well as bitters in your drinks in the near future. Color, chrome and modernistic mirrors play important roles in most of the designs; so do stainless steel, ebonyized wood, ebony inlaid with aspen wood and lacquered woods, Neon tubes. And one vestige of the days of sawdust floors and mahogany elbow rests appeared in almost every drawing sub' mitted — the old brass rail. But how! In nearly every instance it was modified in the form of a step or decorative footrest. Qhryslerola "\X7HILE walking along a residential Street recently we noticed a new Chrysler parked, with hood up and owner tinkering with the motor — cleaning some thing or other probably, because he had a rag in his hand. And the radio in the car (it seemed to have been radio-equipped) was going full blast. Some dance orchestra or other playing either Goc\tails for Two or Butterfingers. And the only thing we could think of at the moment was: an old' fashioned Victrola playing for ali it was worth — with the top up. €mperor's Baubles TAST year at about this time we men- -*--/ tioned at length in these columns the famous Hammer Collection of Russian Im periai Treasures which was on display at Field's. It's back again this year, with many of the same items and many more new ones. Prince Mikhail Alexandrovotch Goundoroff, of the House of Rurik (Rurik was the Scandinavian conqueror who founded the Russian monarchy quite some time before the Romanoffs), and Victor "I have a nephew who rows for Princeton!" Hammer, Dr. Armando brother, are in charge. They Ve aided by Donald Forbes- Robertson, son of the actor, and Haskell Coffin, Jr., yes, son of the portrait painter. There's more ceramic ware this year, beautiful pieces of porcelain which be' longed to the several Romanoffs; regimental plates with paintings of various incidents in the history of each regiment, and show- ing the type of uniform worn; magnificent crystal ware — several wine glasses, thin, shapely which, when clinked one against another as in toasting, give out a clear, pure bell-like tone that lasts for several minutes; vodka bottles of various periods, (one be- longed to Catherine the Great and was "I must have created it in my sleep, because when I woke up this morning there it was!" quite worn on the bottom — from the many times Catherine pulled it to her across the table, took a slug and then shoved it back) , decanters. There's a bone dish, too,'an ash tray like dish, which was used as a waste basket for fish and fowl bones, olive pits and the like. Very handy. Some of the loveliest objects are a decanter and glass set that belonged to Czarina Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nicholai II; it's Im periai Russian crystal hearing an enameled medallion that had been welded into the crystal. That's now a lost art and nobody knows how it was done. And while you're on the Fairgrounds you might stop in at The Chinese Imperiai Gold Collection in the Streets of Shanghai. The set of eighteen gold objects was designed for use on the imperiai desk of the great Emperor Chien Lung, who ruled China from 1736 to 1795. Some of the objects had a definite utilitarian purpose — the pair of censers, two paper weights, an ink bed, a water-receptacle (they made their ink as they used it with a cake of ink and water), the writing brush holder — others were merely decorative — desk ornaments, good luck scepter, desk screen. Each object is wrought from pure gold (the Chinese always used unalloyed gold and silver) and the total weight of the eighteen amounts to 5,966 grams. They are inlaid with beautifully carved and poi' ished plaques of turquois and lapis lazuli. And the history of the collection is as ex' citing as the hand work of the objects. Relief Notes A YOUNG Relief worker, interviewing ^"*- a prospective client, didn't realize that the man was joking when he told her that his last employer had been Mr. Sam Insull in Indianapolis, and asked a stenographer to write to Mr. Insull of Indianapolis to 12 The Chicagoan "Tch! Will Mr. Roosevelt give me the razz!" verify the cliente earnings. The stenog- rapher must have been sleepy that day, too, because she sent off the letter. But the good old U. S. Mail was on the job. They re- turned the letter with the cryptic notation, "Addressee unknown here." Our informant also told us that some pretty prominent names are on the Relief rolls. For instance, out in Blue Island there is an Eddie Cantor, a Henry Ford, Rufus Daws (without the "e"), Richard Mans field, Robert E. Lee, Tom Sawyer, George Washington, and there is an unnamed (to us) person residing at No. 1, Lousy Court. Oh yes, and there is a huge black boy, so dark that he actually scintillates, with the handle, Lucifer Luscious. Extra Leg TF ali the canes sold here in Town since June, 1933, were laid end to end it might discourage us from laying things end to end. But not the locai cane people: They see a new era ahead. "People at the Fair find after awhile they need an extra leg, so they get a cane," said Mr. Elmer Kreis, Chicago's one stick' manuf acturer, when we talked with him the other day in the Merchandise Mart. (The old firm of Kreis 6? Hubbard, now Elmer Kreis 6? Company, also makes umbrellas.) Mr. Kreis also observed that the cane not only removes some of the strain of balancing while one stands stili, but also helps to throw one's shoulders back so one breathes deeply while walking; and that habitual stick wearers always look healthy and as though they get a kick out of life. "You see, now that everyone's using them at the Fair," the manufacturer ex- plained, "shy people like myself who like a cane but ordinarily feel that it might seem — well — high hat, are ali coming right out and carrying them everywhere. Of course, Fve got the excuse that mine's a sample. We sold two to three thousand a day last summer to Fairgrounds concessionaires." Ten to fifteen thousand, Mr. Kreis esti' mated, are sold on the grounds every nice day. Most come right from the maple woods of northern Michigan — cut, sea' soned, and made up on the spot. Nat' urally, just about everything is wrong with them from a connoisseur's standpoint, ex' cept possibly the price. Most of them are too long, poorly finished, and slapped to gether for a day's use. (People, Mr. Kreis said, accumulate fifteen or more at home these days. Apparently willing to carry them fro but never to the Walka' thon on the Lakefront.) We saw some better sticks while we were at the office of the thirty -five year old firm: one with a rhinoceros tusk handle, one of whampoo wood (from the Whampoo Island in the Straits Settlement), and an ordinary look- ing stick containing a flashlight battery and a frosted glass handle'end. Two that at' tracted us were a hazelwood English staff and a German one of cherry with naturai bark intact. As ever, the old standbyes are maiacca, ebony, rosewood, snakewood and bamboo — ali imported stock — and ranging up to a price of seventyfive dol'lars at wholesale. The enormous amount of walking being done at the Exposition is, in the opinion of another oldtime cane man, making us, in this country, aware of cane utility. ¦• Relic E journeyed far out along the north shore just to see an antique belonging to a friend of ours. He's very proud of it and it stands above his fireplace alongside of several nice, and fairsized, golf trophies. It's a bottle of near beer, Fort Pitt Pilsener, stili in its virgin state, capped and full. It has the "less than one half of one per' cent" line too, of course. Our friend has varnished it nicely, and there it stands — a relic of another era. He also has a pint of Prohibition gin, the drug' store variety. That's ali sealed up, too, and tucked away somewhere in the bottom of his cedar chest. He plans to crack out with it when some grand occasion arises, such as the marriage of his seven year old son. Nice thought. 'Pick out a 'Tribune,' it's always dry!" August, 1934 13 c/he òtormy LOecaae By Philip Nesbitt UPPER LEFT: Politicai bombast — said to be going out of style, but you never can teli what the next campaign will bring. UPPER RISHT: Radio Crooning — the purple curse of the decade, but a panacea to spinsters between eighteen and eighty. CENTER: The Dowagers of Modem Art — doing the exhibits or sponsoring them, but ever exclaiming: "My dear! Another nude!" LOWER LEFT: Tragic Times — if it isn't one thing, it's another trouble that besets the ladies with trust funds and dividends. LOWER RIGHT: Little Symbol— that of the only form of security beyond the inevitable passing of this, The Stormy Decade. The Decency Campaign Inside and Out B y Martin Quigley The movies are in a perfect deviVs pickle and the press and pulpits of the land are crying aloud about it. There is such a furore about an art form as never the world has seen before. The screen, in its import and influence, with its sins, especially its sins, seems to be today a better story than the Blue Eagle, war debts, international armament races, and the current murders. Today s thorny flowering comes of a growth that started somewhere bac\ yonder in the ancient days of Theda Baras vampire roles and progressed to the culmination so epitomized in Chicago's own Sally Buind, endowing stage and screen with the flitting feathers of pornography. The murmurs of a displeased American culture have the while been rising, finding full voice at last in the Legion of Decency movement. And, with the redi au- thorities of that movement and its purposes the organized motion preture industry has arrived at understanding, with avowed plans that promise pictures shall be made, no longer for the nation's "midway" which is Broadway, on that alien isle of Manhattan, but indeed for America. The Chicagoan, by courtesy of Motion Picture Her ald, here presents an intimate interior discussion of the current state of relations between the public, the Legion of Decency and the motion picture by Mr. Martin Quig ley, publisher of both periodicals, and functioning most recenily and currently as a representative of the screen before the Episcopal Committee on Motion Pictures of the Catholic church. Addressed, as it is, to both the motion picture industry and the authorities of the Legion of De cency, one will observe that Mr. Quigley ta\es a level- eyed view that the situation, in its problems and procedures on both sides, involves many of the frailties of human con- duct and judgment — that the Legion must not as\ for miracles, that the motion picture industry must at last \now its whole public. THE EDITOR. WITH the current campaign of protest on motion pictures discernible in ali its huge proportions, the motion pic ture industry finds itself at the bar of public opinion in the severest test of its whole history. Years of warning, inside and outside the industry, have been largely disregarded until today. Hollywood has continued through these years to make some pictures which were violently at conflict with the requirements of mass entertainment and — what was considerably worse — to spice many otherwise whole- some films with sequences and bits of dialogue which reeked with vulgarity and obscenity. An increasingly larger proportion of the product has been out of tune with the thoughts, tastes and habits of the American public. Exhibitors everywhere, through their intimate contact with the general public, have reported an increasing resentment. Private protest has been rampant. Finally a vast public protest, through the Legion of Decency campaign, has become both dis- tinctly audible and distinctly articulate. The rising tide of re sentment against invasions of American morality has found ef- fective expression. Catholic organization and unity has given voice to a national reaction. The wonder is not that this pub lic protest has finally arrived, but rather that it did not arrive sooner. The industry has been hurt and hurt se- verely — not only in the loss of possible immediate revenue but also in the loss of a vast public goodwill. This is unfortunate, extremely so especially because it might so easily have been avoided had there been a little more intelli gence in many places and a little more common decency in some places. For more than four years the industry has been publicly com- mitted to a reasonable and workable pian of self'regulation. Throughout ali of this time Mr. Will H. Hays and his assistants have labored earnestly and vigorously to obtain reasonable con' formance with the requirements of the pian. Company heads have issued order and order, but various persons in the Holly wood colony made it their business to evade and to circumvent the regulations. The only code to which their conduct indi' cated a real allegiance was a code under which they would make pictures to suit themselves, and the decent public be damned. And now there is chaos and confusion — not in the highest councils of the industry but in certain sectors of its production branch. In the councils of the industry the road ahead is clear and distinct. The industry 's product needs regulation and it is going to get it. Some of the confusion which exists is in' evitable. The uncalled for vehemence which has characterized some of the public criticisms of the industry has created a state of "nerves" among many persons engaged in production who have little knowledge of the moral values of public entertain' ment and the effeets of entertainment on the public mind. In this lack of knowledge these persons are by no means curiosities alongside of the general run of humanity. Because motion pic tures happen to entail a definite moral significance there is no good reason for assuming or expecting ali persons engaged in producing them to have more than an average understanding of the laws of morality — and this existing average is by no means high in the field of motion picture production or elsewhere. What many of the recent "overnight experts" on the question of the moral character of motion pictures do not seem to un' derstand is that even if through some miracle ali of the produc ers suddenly became possessed of ideas identical with theirs, and immediately proceeded to determine that ali pictures should be produced accordingly, stili in the resultant pictures the prin' ciples aimed at would not be uniformly maintained. Such is the nature of the complex and difficult business of producing motion pictures. Many persons who are now gravely concerned over the sub' ject matter of pictures appear determined to assume that any and every transgression against moral law which has appeared in pictures has been placed there designedly. Almost tragic consequences already are to be noted arising out of the inconsistencies appearing in lists of approved and condemned pictures which have been widely published. These efforts are a sad reflection on both the intelligence and fairness of their sponsors. The tragic consequences referred to are the state of mind created among many produce^ and its incidental confusion and misunderstanding. They have been looking to those who are, or think they are, spokesmen for the campaign of protest for guidance as to what they want. Not ali of them understand very clearly abstract August, 1934 15 moral arguments but ali of them do understand very clearly the subject of motion pictures. They want to know what kind of pictures are wanted and they want the reply expressed concretely in the naming of pictures. But instead of receiving this sort of guidance, to which they are eminently entitled, they find authorities in one locality listing as acceptable a certain picture and in an adjoining territory the equivalent locai authority condemning the same picture. Locai authorities may revel in the consciousness of their un' questioned authority to do precisely as they see fit, but mean- while they may well realize that they are seriously jeopardizing the objective which both they and the authorities of the motion picture industry are commonly interested in — perhaps from dif- ferent motives but stili commonly interested in — namely, the maintenance of right moral standards in motion picture entertainment. One leading producer fecently said: "The situation looks desperate to me. I feel that I might just as well ignore what these campaigners are asking for, even though they will probably put me out of business in the long run for fighting them. The way I figure it is this: They want me to make only wishy-washy milk and water kind of pictures and I know, as a showman, if I do this the theatre-goers will put me out of business. So any way I look at it I seem to be licked." The expressed attitude of this producer is perhaps not typical of the attitude entertained by many producers, but he is not entirely alone. In one version or another the thought of this producer has penetrated the industry. If some of the thought and effort which has been devoted to just a plain bawling out of the picture business had been de voted to a simple and authoritative statement of what the legionaires of decency want the cause of better pictures would have been materially advanced at this point. What the crusaders want and what they are entitled to have from the motion pictures industry are pictures which are not subversive of individuai morality. They do not want the motion pictures geared to the mentality of a fourteen year old child. WILL H. HAYS, PRESIDENT OF THE MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, INC. THE MOST REVEREND JOHN T. McNICHOLAS, O.P., ARCHBISHOP OF CINCINNATI, CHAIRMAN OF THE EPISCOPAL COMMITTEE ON MOTION PICTURES They do not object to red-blooded, virile drama. They are quite definitely aware of the f act that there is sin in the world and the sinner and his sin may be treated dramatically. They do insist, however, that the sinner shall not be made to appear as a saint; neither that the saint shall be depicted as the sinner. While they hold that there are certain facts of life which are not proper subject matter for theatrical treatment. They object to no legitimate dramatic situation, provided only that when moral delinquency is depicted it is used to teli the story or to establish the character and not for the purpose or in the manner of presenting a lustful exhibit. They do not think that dancing girls should be clad in coonskin overcoats but they are equally positive that there is a reasonable limit to the ex- posure of the femmine form in public entertainment. And that when this reasonable limit is transgressed it is done less for art's sake than for reasons which need no detailed exposition here. Mean while it now appears that many custodians of the public welf are who for many years quite neg- lected to take the motion picture and its social consequences seriously — when they well might have done so, meanwhile learn- ing something of the size and complexity of the question — have suddenly blossomed out, in the warming light of the vast pub- licity which has been directed toward motion pictures, with rather detailed plans as to what should be done about it ali. Unfortunately, most of these plans are predicated on such ignorance of the fundamentals involved that they serve at this time only to delay and handicap the movement toward the com monly desired objective. In the face, for instance, of a long record of municipal and state wide censorship of motion pictures in which the accom- plishments have been virtually nothing, we find many of the over-night experts exultant in the thought that they have hit upon a solution of the problem and the solution which they urge is that the clumsy and not too honest or genuine hand of politi cai censorship be laid upon the motion picture. If the industry were not seriously (Continued on page 41) 16 The Chicagoan Just a Moment, Please Or Quin Ryan 9s Last Broadcast By W. Boyd Saxon QUIN RYAN was in excellent form in his broadcast of the ten million dollar fire at the Chicago stock yards. Criticai listeners were agreed that he exceeded his best efforts of the past — such triumphs of elocution and hysteria as the funeral of the late Mayor Cermak, the Kentucky Derby, the two great national conventions and his inimitable Headlines of Other Days. One fancied that a catastro- phe which would result in the destruction of the world would be thrillingly made known, in its earlier stages, by courtesy of WGN, under the competent management of Mr. Ryan. Somewhat, perhaps, as f ollows : "This is WGN broadcasting from its studios in the Drake Hotel, Chicago. Quin Ryan speaking. Ladies and gentlemen, I do not wish to alarm you unduly, but we have just received information that the world is coming to an end. A gigantic tidal wave has just swept ali Europe into the Atlantic Ocean. Those of you who are familiar with the map of Europe know that this includes Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Africa — no, not Africa, ladies and gentlemen. Africa is stili safe, thank God! But just now, while I was talk- ing, word reached us that our own New York is in the throes of an earthquake. New York, ladies and gentlemen. N-e-w Y-o-r-k. It is an incredible catastrophe. You will be able to read the details of this greatest and most tremendous of ali catas- trophes in tomorrow morning's Chicago Tribune, the World's Greatest Newspaper. Early editions are now on sale at ali news- stands. "The telephone is ringing now, and in. just a minute, ladies and gentlemen, I will have some more flashes for you. What have you got there, Bill? Ladies and gentlemen, Pittsburgh has just fallen into the Potomac River. I beg your pardon. I wish to make a correction. With so many things hap pening at once it is difficult to get them ali straight. Washington has just fallen into the Potomac River, ladies and gentlemen. W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n. New York, as I said before, is in the throes of an appalling earthquake, the greatest since the great earthquake of eighteen — of many years ago. We are trying to arrange a broadcast from the streets of New York. An intrepid Tribune reporter has already reached the gutters of New York, and in just a minute he will be giving you his own eyewitness account of this great fire — this great earth quake, I should say — that has toppled ali the skyscrapers of New York into the Hud son River. I am going to switch you to the studio for just a minute, ladies and gentle men. Hello, studio. Are you ready? Shoot!" "Good evening, everybody. This is Joe Burns, speaking from the studios of WGN, The Chicago Tribune station on the Drake Hotel. You will now have the pleasure of listening to Every Thumpin, Bumpin Beat o' My Heart, played by Ted Weems and his orchestra from the Empire Room of the Palmer House. Here he is!" (Music) Ladies and gentle men, this is Quin Ryan speaking. We have some more flashes for you. At this hour you are accustomed to hearing Headlines of Other Days, but Prager Beer has gladly waived its time on the air so that we may bring you this most thrilling of ali spec- tacles — the destruction of the world by fire and flood. And let me say, in passing, that what you ali need right now, to steady your nerves, is a good, cold glass of Prager Beer. Ali right, Jack — just a minute! Ladies and gentlemen, San Francisco and Minneapolis have just fallen into the Pacific Ocean. Correction! San Francisco is in the ocean, but Minneapolis is stili safe, thank God! You remember Minneapolis, ladies and gen tlemen; it is the home of the Honeywell Refrigerator, which — just a minute, please! An important message is just coming through. "Do not go to Europe! Do not go to Pittsburgh! Do not go to San Francisco! We are in receipt of messages from Mayor Kelly, Governor Horner,iand the President of the United States, urging you to stay at home. You will be able to see more and hear more by staying at home, beside your radio, than by going to any of these places where you would only be in the way of those endeavoring to help. The Chicago Tribune has forty or fifty men on every spot. This broadcast of the End of the World, ladies and gentlemen, is coming to you over the facilities of WGN, The Chicago Tribune station on the Drake Hotel. Just a minute, please! Hello, Jim' mie, are you ready? Ladies and gentlemen, in just a minute you will hear the voice of Jimmie Harrison, a member of the staff of WGN and The Chicago Tribune. He is in the gutters of New York. The Woolworth Building has just fallen on him, but he tells us that the microphone is safe. He is going to give you his thrilling eye'witness account of — ah — ah — Go ahead, Jimmie!" "Hello, everybody. This is Jimmie Har rison, broadcasting from the gutters of New York. It is terrible, ladies and gentlemen! Ali the great buildings have toppled into the streets. This is the greatest fire — I mean, the greatest catastrophe — that I have ever seen. I have here some eye witnesses who will teli you something about this ap palling disaster. Mayor La Guardia is on the roof of the City Hall. Its walls are shaking. One of the boys has just gone up in an airplane to drop him a 'mike', and in just a minute, ladies and gentlemen, you will hear the voice of Mayor La Guardia. Just a minute, please! The walls are quak- ing — they are falling outward' I am sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but the Mayor of New York will not be able to talk to you. The Mayor of New York is dead. But in just a minute you will hear the voice of Al Smith. He is standing now on the ruins of the Empire State Building. One of the boys has just placed a 'mike' in his hands. He is taking the cigar out of his mouth. I mean, the Happy Warrior is taking the cigar out of his mouth. Ladies and gentle men, Governor Alfred E. Smith, former Governor of New York, will talk to you about this appalling catastrophe, which — " "Hello, boys! Hello, folks! It gives me great pleasure to talk to you again over the raddio, even in the midst of these distress- ing times. They say the world is coming to an end. Ifs ali baloney. The world is going to the dogs; but it is nothing more than I expected after Roosevelt was elected. Thank you, and good night." "This is Quin Ryan speaking, ladies and gentlemen. You have just been listening to Governor Alfred E. Smith, speaking from the ruins of the Empire State Building, in the city of New York, in an unique broad cast arranged by WGN and The Chicago Tribune, the World's Greatest Newspaper. We have been trying to arrange a broadcast from the continent of Europe; but first I am going to give you the studio for just a minute. Just a minute, please! Hello, studio." ". . . at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. Harry Sosnick and his excellent dance or chestra are going to play one of the most popular hits of the season, Miss Otis Regrets She Will Be Unable to Lunch Today." (Music) Quin ryan speaking. Ladies and gentlemen, as we told you ear- lier in the evening, ali Europe has been swept into the sea by an appalling tidal wave. But parts of German are stili intact. In just a minute we are going to connect you with an intrepid Tribune reporter who has landed in Germany from a balloon. Berlin, ladies and gentlemen, is now sur- rounded by water. It is in the center of an ocean. But Hitler is safe, and in just a minute now we are going to connect you August, 1934 17 with Adolph Hitler, the world famous or- ganizer of the Nazis. Ready, Jack? Okay, take it!" "Hello, everybody. This is Jack Holmes, speaking from Berlin, Germany, except that there isn't any Germany. Germany is gone, ladies and gentlemen. But in just a minute you will hear the voice of Adolph Hitler speaking with you across the ocean. Adolph Hitler will talk to me and I will talk to you. Are you ready, Adolph? Ladies and gen' tlemen, Hitler says that this was ali an act of God. He says the Jews have ali been destroyed and only honest Nazis remain. The word is pronounced Natzi, ladies and gentlemen, as if it was spelled with a V. The Nazis will rebuild the world, Adolph Hitler says. He is now giving the salute, ladies and gentlemen, the Nazi salute, in the face of this appalling catastrophe. Thanks, Adolph." "Quin Ryan speaking, ladies and gentle men. We are trying to stay cairn in this emergency, and we want ali of you to stay cairn. Suppose you cali up Thompson's and have them send your dinner over. Thompson's must be a good place to eat! And now we have some more news flashes for you. But before we read them, ladies and gentlemen, we implore you to turn off your garden hoses. A great fire has just broken out in St. Louis and the pressure in that area is low. Water is desperately needed. Send your children out to teli the neighbors to stop watering their lawns. "Ladies and gentlemen, Asia has just ex- ploded! Asia — A-s-i-a. Those of you who are familiar with Asia will know that this includes Turkey, part of Russia, Switzer- land, Togoland, India, and a lot of other countries. This great continent has just ex- ploded as a result of a great inner — ah — ah — explosion. The world's greatest mountain range now stands in what was the conti nent of Asia. In just a minute we are going to try to connect you with an in trepid Tribune reporter who has just scaled the highest peak of this new mountain range. He is going to describe it for you. But first let me say in passing, ladies and gentlemen, that many of you have gener- ously offered money for the relief of the homeless in the countries that are now pass ing from the world. It will be impossible to read ali your names, and I want to say that The Chicago Tribune is not yet author- ized to collect funds for such a purpose. And now, ladies and gentlemen — just a minute, please! "Just a minute, please! The messages are coming in so fast that we can't keep track of them ali. O for a good, cold glass of Prager Beer! We told you earlier in the evening, ladies and gentlemen, that Africa was safe. Africa has been destroyed, ladies and gentlemen, by an appalling dust storm. We are going to give you Africa in just a minute; but first we want to give you Asia. Just a minute, please! "Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to switch you to the studio, for a few minutes. At the Aragon ball room they are welcom- ing that splendid orchestra leader from San Francisco, Lonnie Warneke. Sorry to have 18 used up so much of your time, Lonnie; but when the world is coming to an end you can't blame us for being a little late on the air." "Good evening, everybody. This is Lon nie Warneke speaking from the Aragon ball room. This is certainly the grandest ball room Fve ever played in, and I've played in ball rooms ali over the world. We want you to come out and see us some- time. And now we are going to play that charming little melody, Easy Come, Easy Go, and Jimmie Fullerton is going to sing the chorus." (Music and Jimmie Fullerton) Quin ryan speaking, ladies and — and gentlemen. Excuse the gargling sounds, please! WeVe been on the job here a long time now, and I got caught that time with a mouthful of hamburger. Sorry to cut short the music; but for the benefit of those of you who have just come in from the golf links or the theatre, we want to teli you. a few of the things that "Beg pardon, Your Lordship, the lady in B-3 telephoned and asked if you'd be kind enough to sing 'The Man on the Flying Trapeze' for your next number." have been happening. An appalling, in- credible catastrophe has fallen upon the world, ladies and gentlemen. Ali Europe has been swept into the sea, with the excep- tion of Berlin, and the continent of Asia is now an impassable range of mountains. Africa has been blotted out. New York is in ruins. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans are trying to come together. There is only a small section of the country left between them. Canada is gone. Salt Lake City is gone. Davenport, Iowa, is gone. Mexico and Cuba have disappeared. This centrai ridge that survives extends from Davenport on the west to Massillon, Ohio, on the east. It is bounded by Milwaukee on the north and on the south by the steel city of Gary, Indiana. Every moment the waters of the two great oceans are coming closer to each other. General Johnson is afloat somewhere on a temporary raft, and one of our own brave lads is now trying to connect you with him. He is in a boat alongside, and in just a minute, ladies and gentlemen, you will hear the voice of General Hugh John son. But first we want to give you Spike O'Donnell. He is here in the studio with us. Spike, here's the mike. Ladies and gen tlemen, Spike O'Donnell!" "This is Spike O'Donnell, ladies and gen tlemen. I just want to say that Mayor Kelly is the greatest mayor Chicago ever had, and it looks like he's going to be the last. The Chicago Tribune is the World's Greatest Newspaper, and I am proud of the oppor- tunity of speaking to youse ali on this last day of the world. Thanking youse one and ali, I thank youse one and ali." "Bulletin! Quin Ryan speaking! I have a bulletin of great importance, ladies and gentlemen. A terrific cyclone has struck Chicago. That is a cyclone you hear around you. Possibly the greatest cyclone that has ever struck Chicago. We exhort you to stay in your homes. You can hear more by staying beside your radios than by going into the streets, where you will only be in the way. We have no au thority to ask for help, as yet, but we suggest that ali nurses — n-u-r-s-e-s, nurses — report at once at 55th and Blackstone Avenue. Ali doctors report at the county jail. Ali lawyers report at the Evangelical Methodist church. We will broadcast fur- ther orders from time to time, as suggestions are made by the authorities. "The world is destroyed, ladies and gen tlemen. Ali the people in the world are being destroyed. We are being destroyed. But we are going to connect you in a min ute with Admiral Byrd. It is the Grape Nuts Hour. Byrd is safe, ladies and gen tlemen; and we are going to give you Admiral Byrd. No we're not, either. Will Rogers is here. He is waiting to talk to you. Outside, the wind is blowing at a ter rific rate. Fasten your hats on, ladies and gentlemen. It looks as if we were going for a ride. "Bulletin! Massillon is now gone. Half of Indiana is gone. Rockford, Illinois, is gone. Only the World's Fair and part of the Near North Side remain. But we're stili with you, ladies and gentlemen. For the details of this most appalling of ali catastrophes, read tomorrow morning's Chi cago Tribune, the World's Greatest News paper. Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to give you the studio for just a minute. Hello, studio? Hello! Ladies and gentle men, the studio is gone. Quin Ryan speak ing. This broadcast is coming to you over the facilities of WGN and The Chicago Tribune, the World's Greatest — " The Chicagoan Dawn at the Track The Vin Fine and the Dregs of Racing DAWN — when homeward bound roisterers reel into Lake Shore Drive apartments — when the huge sprin- kling trucks swish sparkling jets of water over Loop pavements — and butchers, bakers, and short order cooks in greasy spoon joints rub sleepy eyes and prepare for a busy day. Streets are deserted except for a cruising taxi and perhaps a sauntering cop, and in dustry is at its lowest ebb. Ali industry except one, for Horse Racing is in full swing during the early morning hours. At live a. m., when honest burghers are bur- rowing into pillows for a bit of plain and fancy sleeping, the race track with its scores of fine thoroughbreds and small army of trainers, jockeys and handlers, is in a whirl of preparation for the days' work. It's an amazing fact, but of the thou sands of people who fight their way into the race tracks on a Saturday afternoon, nobly hearing up under the trials and tribulations of trame snarls and crowded trains, few have ever spent an early morn ing at the track. The truth of the matter is that few know of the feverish pre-sun- rise activity of the race courses. Others may know, but the frightful discomfort of setting an alarm clock for such an unheard of hour in the a. m. far outweighs the probable pleasure of watching dawn work- outs. But, barring a closely fought race between champions, or a group of two year old fillies fighting their way to the wire, there is nothing more beautiful than watch ing fine horses work out in the crisp dawn hours. An artist would perhaps be disappointed, for there is little of the brilliant pageantry of a race, no flashing silks of the jockeys, no strikingly gowned ladies, and no blur of excited faces in the stands. This is work time — when youngsters are sent to the post to have rough edges polished, and older horses are breezed and rounded into razor- edged condition. This is the trainers hour, and although forced to work through the medium of an exercise boy, he manages to perform wonders. No well known jockeys are in the saddle here, for although it is true that top flight horses are often exer- cised by their regular jockeys, this is more often the exception than the rule. There seems to be an ampie suppiy of exercise boys though — that boy bringing a horse around the far turn may be a headliner of other days grown too heavy to make the weight, the four-in-a-row rider of next season, or a boy who has everything except the right color skin. The color line is rig- idly drawn on the race courses, and despite the fact that there have been some famous Negro jockeys, the greatest one being Isaac Murphy of Kentucky Derby fame, Negro B y Jack McDonald d lads today are restricted to the merry-go- 'e round tracks at the county fairs, or to serv- 1- ing as exercise boys. -r s, Despite the empty ts grandstands, you would not be alone if you f. went to the track early some morning and ig found a spot along the rail to watch the 1- show. You would have company galore — y touts, trainers, an interested owner or two, 11 clockers for the racing papers, and perhaps it a sharpshooting gambler looking for a good r- thing — the vin fine and the dregs of racing. d Every eye is on the thoroughbreds, stake ts horse and cheap selling plater, as they make y their mincing way onto the racing strip, a perform their chores, are blanketed and led away. To the inexperienced eye it ali seems i- so futile and haphazard, but to the sharp- :o eyed, eagerly watching gallery, no move- ì, ment is lost. Every horse is known to them, d and with watches poised they check each d horse at every post. i- And what characters. Down at Louis- ;r ville one morning I turned to an old Negro ì- standing nearby and asked the name of a rs horse which had just come onto the track. )f The old Negro sized up the animai, closed d his eyes and muttered something like this, te "Two white feet, dark bay, white star, and e- the Thanksgiving Farms saddle colors." I re began to think the old fellow a little crazy, ir when he smiled and said, "Yes, that there s, colt is called Black Friar; his daddy wasn't ì- much 'count, but his granddaddy, old Friar n Patch, was one of the greatest of them ali. Won the Derby as a three year old, went 1, to Europe as a four year old, and ran every y one of those foreign horses into the ground. s, That bay colt is going to be like his grand- tr daddy, a world beater, and he hasn't got a k nasty temper either." I was intrigued by st the old man's manner, so I sat and talked :r to him. Unable to read or write, he knew :- the past performances, breeding, good and r, bad habits, and the owner of practically e every good horse in training. I checked o up on him, and no vaudeville mental giant 's has a better memory, and no reporter a is better faculty for nosing out details, than r- old Mose. A tiny cog in the racing ma- e chine, Mose is one of the most interesting e characters on the turf, and just one of the e many habitues of the morning workouts. e 'f Racetrack terminol- e ogy is as terse and apt as that of any sport, :t and the word "morning glory," as applied it to a horse, is one of the most expressive of ;- ali. A morning glory is a horse that runs e like a stake horse in the morning workouts, s but withers up and finishes far in the ruck e in the afternoon races. Why is it that a o horse, able to run six furlongs in 1:10 at five a. m., is beaten at three-thirty in the afternoon, over the same track and under identical conditions, by a horse which runs the distance a full second or two slower? No one can explain this phenomenon, and certainly many smart horsemen have tried. It's just one of those things. A polo playing friend, a steely-eyed West Side banker, bought a morning glory off the track and developed him into a fast, smooth going pony. This thoroughbred at last has found the proper milieu, but as for his racing career, what ignominy. Five successive owners thought that they had a sure money producer in this horse, only to find after pouring practically their entire capital into the mutuel machines, that their pride and joy ran best and fastest before the sun carne up. Mr. Einstein, the rela- tivity man, may have an explanation for this strange behavior, but no one around the race track knows the answer. A few of the men watching the early morning proceedings may merely be curios- ity seekers, satisfying a vagrant wonder- ment, but the majority of the onlookers are present strictly on business. A trainers job is to bring a horse into the peak of condi tion, find out just how fast his charge is able to run a suitable distance, without advertising to the world at large that the horse is ready to win. On the other hand, racing papers and tipster sheets are willing to pay well for just this information. Some of the men standing nearby may be repre- sentatives of these papers, others may be touts working on their own. These touts are on the job with their stop watches — those who have been fortunate enough in their betting to avoid the pawnshops — hopefully watching for some old plater to show a flash of speed, or for a youngster steadying into a likely looking spot. The tout, at best a most unethical fellow, has a difficult life, for after he has spotted a prob able winner he must find a sucker to bet for him, ali the while keeping out of sight of the track detectives, who feel very strongly on the subject of touts. Don1t be influenced by the betting angle. Go out to the morn ing workouts convinced that you are about to see the filming of some Super-Colossal Hollywood Draymah, and you won't be dis appointed. You'll see lots of action, and may even see a coming champion going through his paces, learning to start properly from a stali gate, or merely getting used to being with strange horses. There is a life- time of hard and sometimes fruitless work in developing a race horse, and practically ali of the work is done in the early morning hours. Drop around. August, 1934 19 IN AMERICA'S WONDERFUL OLD SOUTHEAST, DOWN IN WEST VIRGINIA, IS THE GREENBRIAR AT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS. THIS BEAUTIFUL SETTING SHOWS A PORTION OF THE GOLF COURSES WITH THE CASINO IN THE FOREGROUND ATCHISON, TOPEKA V SANTA FÉ RAILWAY ONE OF THE GLORIES OF AMERICA'S GREAT SOUTHWEST AND ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD— BREATH-TAKING GRAND CANyON, VIEWED FROM THE SOUTH RIM NEAR GRAND VIEW POINT, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK The Travel Perspective Scanning the Cruise Horizon with an Eye to the Future B y Carl J. Ross NOT so long ago, one of the news- papers commented on the large number of power cruisers and water craft on the Lakefront and remarked that this was visible proof that Chicago had at last emerged from the depression. Anyone who has attended a Motor Boat Show or made inquiry regarding the cost of a boat of any kind, from the lowliest dinghy on up, will realize that the analysis is not at ali far fetched. A similar indication, based on entirely different but equally pleasant activity, un- mistakably points to the fact that the U. S. A. as a whole is well on the road to recov ery. Travel is in vogue again. A wide- spread desire for a change of scene has caused the railroads to add second, third and even fourth sections to their regular trains and the steamship lines correspondingly to augment their sailings in order to keep up with the requests for reservations. Veteran steamers which have been lying idle in dock for the past two years have been ref urbished and are once more steaming from port with well filled passenger lists. People do not travel in the midst of financial diffìculty such as has been the general lot the past few years and the present trend can mean but one thing — the return of better times. It is hard for most of us to realize that many steamers are booked to capacity — in some cases as much as two months in advance. Contrary to the cus- tomary light demand at this time of year, departures to Bermuda and the West In- dies are heavily booked for some weeks ahead. Securing accommodations from New York to California or from the West Coast tò Alaska is more than a small job unless you were among the knowing ones who made reservation weeks ago. Even the trans-Atlantic liners are getting more than their normal share of trame, as the newer ships are well filled to the middle of August — an almost unprecedented phe- nomenon, since the European season ordi- narily ends in July, even in "boom" days. The North Cape, Baltic, and Mediter- ranean Cruises which sailed from New York in June and July were literally loaded to the gunwales and the regular Atlantic crossings' were as much patronized as in the heyday of prosperi ty! More than a few prospective travelers were disappointed through inability to secure space on the ship of their choice and the almost forgotten wail of the inveterate procrastinator who waits until the last moment to make reservation has been heard on every side. In case you are vaguely thinking of tak ing a trip this fall or winter, it might be a good idea to make tentative plans well in advance, as there is no indication that the surge of voyagers is likely to lessen. The steamship lines have made it very easy for you to do this, since space may be secured and held under deposit until three or four weeks before sailing with complete freedom to cancel and have your deposit refunded if your plans change. Everything points to a continuance of the heavy volume of travel for the balance of this year and 1935. To give you an idea of the current trend, one of the lines have at this moment dose to one hundred passengers booked under de posit for their North Cape Cruise which is scheduled to sail some time in June, 1935 — nearly a year in advance. An unusually large number of cruises varying from four to twenty days duration have been scheduled from New York through August and September. Many of the ships are well known trans-Atlantic lin ers profitably filling in time which ordinarily would be spent lying over in port. Courses are charted in nearly every direction but due west, offering an almost unlimited choice of foreign ports including Bermuda to the East; the West Indies, South America, and Panama to the South; and Halifax, St. Lawrence Seaway, the Saguenay and Que bec to the North. Easterners on the Atlan tic seaboard have been more than ordinarily enthusiastic over these cruises and, as prac tically every visitor to New York makes an effort to book passage on a liner for one of the short runs, it is no wonder that ac- commodation is hard to get. Quebec is another eastern port from which short cruises are sailing every few days/ These cruises are particularly attractive to travelers from the west, as the combinatiòn of a trip to the Province of Quebec, which is a dose ap- proximation of Normandy in France as it was 300 years ago, and a voyage on a large ship, is well nigh irresistible. There is one sailing from Quebec which particularly merits attention. The S. S. Champlain will cali at the Canadian port on August 24, hearing delegates from France to the 400th anniversary of the Landing of Jacques Cartier at Quebec. As the Cham plain will be the first French passenger vessel to cali at Quebec since the World War, it is obvious that the occasion is most extraordinary. Returning to her regular port, New York, the 27,000 ton cabin flag- ship of the French Line will make a four day cruise calling at St. John's Newfound- land, enroute. A special eleven day tour has been arranged for the benefit of Chica- goans who wish to take this opportunity of seeing old France in Canada, modem France-afloat and New York at a very mod- est figure. In September there are two special cruises, both of which require the better part of two months to complete their voy ages to many ports of cali. From New York the S. S. Franconia of the Cunard Line sails to the Eucharistic Congress which will be held at Buenos Aires from October 10 to 15. The itinerary includes Havana and Trinidad in the West Indies as well as Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires, where the ship will be the floating hotel. The Congress at Buenos Aires is also the objective of the S. S. Malolo of the Matson Line, which sails from the West Coast on a " 'Round South America" cruise calling at twelve ports and passing through the Straits of Magellan at the southernmost tip of the continent. A seagoing University will leave New York in October when the S. S. Volendam sails on a cruise around the world carrying a complete faculty of competent college in- structors. Full college credits will be granted studente who take advantage of this unique method of acquiring an education while seeing the world — providing they pass the examinations at the end of the eight months' journey. Although definite sailing dates have not as yet been posted, most of the lines will inaugurate their win' ter West Indies cruise program in Decem- ber before the Christmas holidays and continue with regular departures until March. January may well be called World Cruise month, as this is the time when the majority of the globe encircling ships begin their four months1 voyage. At the present time, the only published sailing is that of the S. S. Empress of Britain, the flagship of the Cana dian Pacific Fleet, which will cali at thirty- two ports in twenty-four countries. Other cruise departures around the world will undoubtedly be scheduled within the near future, as four or five months is considered the minimum of advance notice for a voy age of this length. There are, of course, the regular services around the world, leav- ing approximately every week. There is surely no dearth of opportunity to go places, no matter what the direction or distance may be. The steamship lines have been quick to recognize the rebirth of travel consciousness, and there are again plenty of ships of every description sailing for varied ports in foreign lands. But while there are many steamers leaving for many ports, it must also be remembered that there are and will be more than a few prospective travelers planning to sail on the ship you decide upon, and the only way to beat them to the most desirable space is to apply for reservation before they do. August, 1934 21 Concerts Out-of-Doors Symphonies y Courtesy of Swift and Ford, Beneath the Blue B y Karleton Hackett TWO major symphony orchestras playing twice a day free gratis for nothing! Where can such things be? Out at Chicago Y little show known as- A Century of Progress. The Chicago Sym phony Orchestra at the Swift Bridge and the Detroit Symphony at the Ford Gardens. Now they are both off, running neck and neck and good for ali summer; the greatest long distance symphonic race in history. The . Chicago orchestra began on July First under the baton of Eric DeLamarter. There is little that has to be said about this orchestra and its conductor for. if we in Chicago know anything it is the quality of our orchestra; one of the great orchestras of the world and under the command of its associate conductor, Eric DeLamarter, a man who can bring out its powers. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of its associate conductor, Victor Kolar, has established itself. A great orchestra that has won the good will, the respect and admiration of the Chicago public, of the patrons of the Fair and of the incalculable multitude which listens in over the air. Victor Kolar has the con- ductor's gift; the firm grip on the men that enables him to bring from them in tone the artistic vision that animates him. He be- lieves in brilliant colorings and striking con- trasts àflAÉj wide range of dynamics at command. Rhythmic elasticity and the daring to-ask of his men a variety that only one sure of himself and of his men would venture on: And the Detroit players are a routined and responsive body in which the conductor can have full confidence. A grand opportunity for ali and sundry —and are they taking advantage of it! Just try to get in either to the Swift Bridge or the Ford Gardens any evening. And what does the public want? Sym phonic music; the kind you expect to hear from a symphony orchestra. Thanks to several càuses, partly symphony orchestras ali over the land and partly due to the radio there is an impressively large portion of our people who have become orchestra- minded. So when they go to hear either one of these orchestra it has become con- vincingly evident that they want to hear them do their stuff. A good many people could not believe this. Music out-of-doors in the summer time has always had a special place in man's affections and in joyousness of spirit he has given himself up to the pleasures of the lighter forms leaving the solemnities for the winter. So it was held that music for a worWs fair should be primarily something rather casual to refresh him while he was resting his feet. Quite proper and often necessary to rest the feet, but would it be sensible to use so expensive an apparatus as a symphony orchestra for the purpose? With a sense of the fitness of things the public evidently said to itself, "We can rest our feet in lots of places, but right here and now is about the only place where we can hear a symphony orchestra free." After ali a symphony orchestra is an or chestra which can play adequately music of symphonic quality so, since it was free, why not have them play the best they have? Don't forget the "free" in estimating values. If this same public that is crowding Bridge and Gardens were asked to pay an entrance fee they could, and doubtless would, find a hundred good excuses for not so doing. But when such a feast is spread before ali comers without money and with out price why not be kind to yourself and take a bit right off the top? Concerts out-of- doors present problems; there is no gain- saying that. It is curious to note how limited is the space on the thermometer within which comfort is to be found. Doubtless with our steam heat in winter and air conditioning in summer we are growing soft like fussy old maids. But nevertheless a . few degrees up and it be- comes too hot and a few degrees down and it is too chilly. At times you may suspect this "too chilly" as a convenient alibi, but there is absolutely no question as to the "too hot" under the direct rays of the after noon sun. After a certain time on the bleachers in the afternoon one is thoroughly done, at least on ^one side, and only the true fan can resistitile urge to seek the shade. Considering the magnificence of the gift it somehow seems too bad that full en- joyment is marred for want of an awning — and is that not just like the so-called human, looking such a superb gift-horse in the mouth! Then there are those questions for un- ending discussion; the effect of a "shell" on tone, the proper seating of the men in a "shell," the amplifiers, the broadcast, the air currents, the orientation and the laws of acoustics in general. Ampie topics for any lunch table. In addition to rain, the blistering sun, air currents, blimps and other extraneous noises the fact remains that no "shell" can project the tone with quite the quality an orchestra has within the four walls of its own home. Too ob- vious, one would think, to need comment yet people have been heard solemnly as- serverating the fact as though it were the latest discovery of science. Of course they cannot obtain the same results under con- ditions so radically different. But in the large, what of it? Shall we forego the symphonies at the Bridge and Gardens be cause they have not precisely the quality of an symphony hall? Or is there a distinct and special pleasure in listening out in the open under the stars? Science has plenty of acoustical mysteries to grapple with. Nobody seems to know why the "shell" is so favorable to the wood- winds, at least as to volume if not always as to quality. They are studying this and cognate problems and what they have al- ready accomplished may be taken as a sign that they will in time reach, or at least approximate, the desired goal. Good that science has something to think about or its experts would become altogether too cocky. 1 here is another problem that gives pause. The radio is making this country astonishingly sym phony orchestra conscious. But this means that vast numbers know only what an or chestra sounds like over the air and have no standards by which to judge it in the flesh. I have noted time and again that people sitting about me were hearing an orchestra in the actuality for the first time and it was to them a new and somewhat disconcerting fact. They were accustomed to it as it sounded over the air and felt themselves quite at sea when it carne to estimating values under these strange con- ditions. Broadcasting is a marvelous achieve- ment, a godsend to millions, a fact that bulks large and may come to bulk incal- culably larger, but it cannot, or at least it does ,hot yet, reproduce the sound of the orchestra as you hear it in the actuality. This simple and most understandable fact has disturbed many people. And yet they wanted to hear the orchestras and also de sired to hear them play "serious" music — the "classics." Not necessarily symphonies, but something of symphonic quality that would put the men to their full stretch and show forth their powers. Some salted almonds and sweeteakes thrown in for good measure and in ampie amount, but solid meat for the foundation. Well, who can teli what the public wants! To think that one of the greatest successes of the Fair has been scored by the Globe Theatre in the English Village. World's Fair visitors trampling over one an other to hear symphonies and Shakespeare! Karl Krueger, the conductor of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, was the first of the guest conductors with the Chi cago Symphony alternating with Eric De Lamarter during the week of July Eighth. A conductor with ideas of his own and the power to bring (Continued on page 51) 22 The Chicagoan A. GEORGE MILLER S/tctor Jxolt Ctr CONDUCTOR OF THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE FORD SYMPHONY GAR DENS AT THE FAIR AND FOR SOME THIRTEEN YEARS ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR OF THIS ORCHESTRA IN ITS HOME TOWN. PREVIOUSLY ASSOCIATED WITH WALTER DAMROSCH AND THE NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. IN FACT, AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER HE HAS CONDUCTED PRACTICALLY EVERY MAJOR ORCHESTRA IN THIS BROAD LAND— SAVE ONLY THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY. KNOWS HIS BUSINESS ABSOLUTELY. BORN IN BUDAPEST OF A CZECH FATHER AND A GERMAN MOTHER, EDUCATED IN PRAGUE— THE YOUNGEST GRADUATE OF THAT FAMOUS UNIVERSITY— FOR MANY YEARS DOMICILED IN AMERICA AND SECURELY MARRIED TO A SCOTTISH WOMAN. SPEAKS SIX LAN- GUAGES AND IS AS GRACIOUS AS HE IS CAPABLE IN ALL OF THEM. EVER A FORCE. "Dick, you've won that jingle contest — twenty tubes of shaving cream!' Hollywood Vacation Notes on "The City of Broken Dreams" B y William C. Boyden TO the insider Hollywood presumably appears as any other arena where one struggles for lucre and self-justi- fication. To the outsider Hollywood is a garish potpourri of Spanish architecture, psychic parlours, bum night-clubs, piquant restaurants, reckless gossip, self-conscious successes, envious yearners, phonies of every possible description, ali covered by a blazing sun and/or a sepia sun-tan. Doubtless if ali the words written about Hollywood in any one year were linked, the chain would reach to Arcturus and back. Which makes it a nervy undertaking to add even a mite to the endless outpouring of bunk about the Cinema Capitol. But to a lazy, if curious, vacationer carne certain random impres- sions which might be worth the relating. There is one factor in picture business which receives little notice in the "fan" magazines; namely, the agents. Contact with picture people, actors or writers, en- tails having one's ears bombarded continu- ously with such phrases as, "My agent said today — "; "My agent saw Louis B. Mayer yesterday and — "; "My agent promised me a raise, if — ". Apparently the agents are not only taking ten percent of practically ali the money dispensed in the making of pictures, but are actually more important than the executives in controlling the des- tinies of screen aspirante. A young writer or actor might as well stay in New York or Chicago as to come West without engag- ing the services of a middle-man between himself and his prospective employers. And even those 'way up feel the need of some- one to talk for them on questions of salary and parts. This strangle-hold of the agents on the film world leads the cynical to ques- tion whether the agents split with the exec utives in this wholesale merchandising of stars, starlets, and scribblers. The inquiry is especially pertinent when one perceives that many successful agents are related by blood, marriage or otherwise, to the powers in the studios. But who should care, ex cept perhaps the stockholders? And they must be completely benumbed by now. One is also struck by the number of youngsters swarming over Hollywood. They come from the New York stage, from night- clubs, from broadcasting studios. Of Beauty Contest Winners there seems to be a dearth. And naturally, when one considers that talkies demand real acting. The sob-sister phrase, "City of Broken Dreams," has de- generated into a gag, but for every kid who moves in, some relatively oldtimer must move on. Little wonder that the current fa- vorites feel they are entitled to a large chunk of money for their years of popularity. The idea that an actor getting, say $2,000 a week, must be a billionaire is, of course. absurd. After Uncle Sam has taken about 50% in income taxes, after the star has kept up appearances to the tune of say, $30,000 a year, there is no fortune left to stow away in the principal account. Give an actor five good years, assume a saving of $20,000 annually, and the nest egg is tidy but far from the dreams of Croesus. And the endless influx of young talent is a continuai threat to the alleged average of five years' popularity. Although an ardent picture fan, I heard out here literally doz- ens of new names, apparently important, but absolutely new to me. P assing blithely from actors to night-life, one senses certain con- trasts between Chicago and Hollywood. Particularly as regards restaurants, night- clubs and theatres. The restaurants are far more colorful and intriguing than ours. The Brown Derby, Sardfs, Al Levy's, The Russian Eagle. Caricatures crowding the walls, celebs at every other table, originality in food. The night-clubs, au contraire, are but drab imi- tations of the joy-spots of the East. Lodged in former residences, operàted like the old speakeasies, serving poor liquor at high prices, offering cheesy and suggestive enter tainment, these "spots" could hardly get by except where people have scads of money and not much taste. As in Chicago, gam' bling puts many of these places over. At the moment the theatre is more active in Hollywood than in Chicago. The first night here I was taken to see a play by that distinguished ex-Chicagoan, John V. A. Weaver. John's friends will remember his novel, Her Knight Comes Riding, ali about a stenographer who thought a Marine was the knight, only to find that ultimately the boy next door measured up better to her conception of Arthurian chivalry. His play, Keep It a Dream, follows closely the pat tern of the hook, with some additional dia- logue borrowed from the author's Poems in American. Remember The Ring and the Victrola and the pat metaphor likening the lights of the Boulevard to "the clean white teeth of the City?" Hollywood drama seems to suff er from the fact that the actors take stage work between studio jobs. This interferes with proper re- hearsing. When I saw Keep It a Dream, it had been running a week, but some of the cast were stili flirting outrageously with the prompter. Moreover, the direction was very bad. Ali of which had the volatile Johnny Weaver tearing his hair and shriek- ing his agony to the stars. In spite of these handicaps, the play is a promising domestic comedy. It probably could run six months at the Cort theatre in Chicago. So far Weaver has shown no disposition to heed my advice to bring his brain-child into his Old Home Town. The play will need better actors if brought East. The romantic Marine was played by that great he-man, William (stage) Boyd, remembered from the stage production of What Price Glory? Mr. Boyd is not so young as he was then, and handled his lines as though they were so many little greased pigs continually eluding his grasp. He failed utterly to make the audience un- derstand why the girl should prefer him to Eddie Nugent, a likable young screen com' edian, who played "the boy next door." The heroine's role was in the hands of Dor* othy Libaire, whom Chicago might recali as once supporting Herbert Rawlinson in City Hall. I n New York George Cohan is playing the role of Nat Miller in O'NeilTs Ah, Wildemess; in Hollywood Will Rogers has the part. Those who first saw the Broadway production seem to pre fer the performance of Cohan. Assuming that Ah, Wildemess eventually comes to Chicago, I will have a chance to reverse the process and judge the soundness of the axiom that we usually like best the first player we see in a role. Now I can say that Will Rogers is just about perfect as the small town newspaper man and pater' familias of the vintage of 1906. Of course, he is first, last and always the Will Rogers of the lariat, the screen and the column. As, of course, George Cohan would be first, last and always George Cohan. The only possible criticism of Mr. Rogers1 work is to note that he paces his performance with great deliberation. This may be the fault of direction, or the actor's lack of experi- ence in straight drama, or just because you can't hurry Will Rogers. Ah, Wildemess is unlike other opera from the pen of Eugene O'Neill. There is not a pervert in it, not even a frustrate; incest is notable for its absence; the theme of the play is as wholesome as The Five Little Peppers; it ends happily. One might profitably speculate on Mr. O'NeiU's reason for writing such a pleasant little drama. Did he shrewdly gauge the current trend towards purity, exemplified by the crusade against naughty pictures? Did he wish to prove to his critics that he is really a versa tile dramatist capable of working in various media? Or did the whole business spring from a nostalgia for those trustful days of pompadours, padded shoulders, auto goggles and donkey-over-the-fence collars? What' ever the motive, O'Neill has written in Ah, Wildemess a most engaging play. As I left Hollywood (Turn to page 52) August, 1934 25 Sports in the Doldrums But There's Always Tennis and Capt. Jim Bishop BASEBALL is in its mid-season dol drums, waiting — at the moment — for the Cubs to pass the Giants. Boxing is dying a temporary naturai death with concluding installments of Max Baer's revelations of the great lover and puncher (I don't know which was first). Track — in which you're not interested, of course — is unsettled but finished. Golf has little lett but the amateur, which hasn't been any great shakes since Bobby got it ali and took it home. Consequently this month's dis- sertation has to do with tennis, first love of this correspondent (excepting red-heads) . You've probably never heard of him, un- less you've been tangled up with tennis. He's James H. Bishop, instructor in history at the Culver Military Academy, a quiet, shady spot on the shores of Lake Maxin- kuckee, Indiana. Down there he's known as Captain Bishop, a peaceful-appearing, soft-spoken pedagogue, with a mind of his own who was elected last year to be presi- dent of the Western Lawn Tennis Asso- ciation. The selection of such a man to lead tennis in the west, where the association has always been jammed full of more politicai skulduggery than Tammany, might bring a "what of it?" from outsiders, but to this dizzy wavfarer on the sports road it is a singular and fortunate accident for tennis. I say accident, because it seems to me that any improvement in the ruling bodies of tennis comes more by accident than by de sign. That remark is, of course, somewhat unfair to many net officials, as individuate, but is not far wrong in a collective sense. Business men, most of them with their fingers in tennis for many years and ali of them members of powerful clubs, have had the say. Jim Bishop fits in no such category. If he plays tennis at ali, it's on a back court when dusk is settling over Culver. He's a scholar, unobtrusive and thoughtful. But don't cross him. To Big Bill Tilden goes the credit for first making Jim Bishop's eyes bulge at this game of tennis. After studying, playing football, and running in distance events at Hendrix college, Captain Jim went to Ox ford as Rhodes scholar in 1916. From June, 1917, until September, 1919, he was with the British Army in India, East Africa, and Mesopotamia, and traveling in the Malay States, China, and Japan. From 1919 to 1921 he did graduate work in his tory at Oxford. It was in 1920 that Jim Bishop strayed from the cloisters of Ox ford to the courts at Wimbledon, which is By Kenneth D. Fry tennis in caps. It was there he saw a tem- peramental, elongated young man named William T. Tilden II, who played tennis with consummate skill and artistry that was to make him the greatest player the world has ever seen. Tilden won the world's championship at Wimbledon that year, and the next year. It was also in 1920 that Big Bill swept aside the waning challenge of Little Bill Johnston to assume the tennis throne which he was to occupy until long past the age when any mere man has the right to be so damned good. With the thrilling memory of Tilden's play mingling with the date of the Battle of Hastings, Jim Bishop carne back to the States to settle down at Culver, in Sep tember, 1921. He hid under the elms until . 1923, when he assisted in organizing and running the Western Junior net champion- ships at Culver. The tournaments were handled in such fashion that even the U. S. L. T. A. had to take notice. So in 1928, Culver took over the running of the Na tional Junior and Boys' championship tournaments and ran them as they had never been run in the history of the game. It is from the junior tournament that our next Davis Cup stars emerge. Francis X. Shields, now No. 1 ranking star, won Culver 's first national tournament in 1928. Keith Gled- hill, now a professional, was next. Then carne Ellsworth Vines, generally conceded to be the best in the world today and now a pro fessional, and young, methodical Frankie Parker. For six years there has lurked in the back ground, behind the tyadges and white pante of officialdom, the quiet personality of Jim Bishop. He has moved steadily to the front. No fireworks, no shouting. Just doing a job. He likes the kids who come to Culver — around two hundred of them every sum mer — to be herded into the barracks and the mess hall, and to be part of the Culver sys tem of military precision. Matches are run by the clock, not by the whims of badge- bearers. For six years Culver has done this. Jim Bishop takes it easy, but he doesn't skip puzzles. He solves them. Not until 1931 did he hold office in the W. L. T. A. — and then he was 3d vice-presi- dent. Something like an assistant brakeman on a jerk water freight. For two years now he has been a member of the United States Lawn Tennis Association Executive Com mittee, as sectional delegate from the west. He's a member of the present Davis Cup committee, and — of course — president of the W. L. T. A. And I don't believe he's through moving upward. He lives in a neat home just off the Culver campus and comes to Chicago only when it's necessary. On August 6, the youngsters barge into Culver again, and the winner this year will doubtless be Davis Cup material three or four years hence. Jim Bishop, without a badge or a coat, will welcome them from the barren little office on the second floor of North Barracks, Culver. Across a plain wooden table he'll teli them what they have to do at Culver — and they'll do it and like it. Sudden-like, the South Shore Country Club discovered that the National Profes sional Tennis Championship had been dumped right in its lake-front yard. That will bring, from August 18 to 26, profes sional racket swingers here for the business tournament. Tilden doubtless won't be present. Emmett Pare and Keith Gledhill are doubtful, but Ellsworth Vines, the best player in the world — prò or amateur — will be around nicking corners. Vinny Richards, who was a boy prodigy when he was a boy, is defending titleholder, and he's stili the sweetest shotmaker on low volleys in the game today. Karel Kozeluh, the rubber-ball Czech who's the prò at Knollwood, will be Vines' most prominent competitor. Kozeluh is a combination of Norman Brookes and Brian I. C. Norton (my, how that fellow digs into history) . George Jennings, George O'Connell, and Ellis Klingeman, locai tal- ent now in the prò ranks, will be present. I highly recommend the affair for serious ten nis. No fummy-diddling. Ali business. And the tennis will be swell. After writing tennis more or less for ten years around this town, you'd have thought I had developed a sud- den case of smallpox, but I managed to get into the Chicago Town and Tennis club for the finals of the National Clay Court cham pionship. Bitsy Grant and Donald Budge, who's mostly elbows but a promising youth, at that, fought the finals in a fairly interest- ing display of tennis. And it was nice see ing the old crowd about. Luke Williams, a bit bulkier about the waist but stili roll- ing on fiat feet, was a spectator. Leo Lunn, a bit older, was jittering about, as he is at ali tournaments, doing the heavy work. Walter Hayes, looking exactly as he did in 1919 when he ran Little Bill Johnston five sets in the Clay Courts semifinals at the old South Side, was wearing a badge and "call ing" on a line. The lads in the press tent were laboring with point scores, as usuai, none of them having sense enough to know that the stroke analysis is the only sort of chart which shows what happened in a tennis match. This department denies a growing feeling of old age and mellowness. (Continued on page 53) 26 The Chicagoan TO THE ROLL OF THE DRUM THE MILITARY OF COLONIAL VILLASE UNE UP, THEY ARE NOT THE SRIM TROOPERS OF 76, BUT LOVELY, BEWIGSEO YOUNG LADIES Ci c/olio of vi/orla s cfair (Photograpks Back in the Fall of '32 when the eyes of the world began to focus on Chicago and the building of Chicago's A Century of Progress Exposition, Mr. A. George Miller, with his intelligent camera, first began to teli the story of that tremendous enter- prise in the pages of THE CHICAGOAN. That was in October. Since that time Mr. Miller's amazing World's Fair photographs have appeared regularly in these pages. Photo- graphs that were fine, that were artistically sound, modem and practical. Last year Mr. Miller, to a great extent, caught the architecture of the Fair. This year he is picturing the divers and different personalities of the Fair — the visitors, the cos- tumed entertainers. But whatever he pictures, the reproduced results are ever models of photographic perfection: witness, as you probably have, his work on the front cover of this issue. r mutui mmm 0 * » v 0 0*- # # „'•*¦' >5S§ . . ¦ ¦ ¦ .- TO MARKET, TO MARKET IN THE OLD ITALIAN MANNER BY MEANS OF BURRO- DRAWN CART. A TYPICAL STREET SCENE IN THE ROMANTIC ITALIAN VILLAGE '." ? ,.' ¦jH„ . ¦Mar . . *¦ ; ¦hai ^s • NO SV/ASHBUCKLING RAIDER OF THE SPANISH MAIN HERE, BUT AN ORGAN- GRINDER WITH HIS TRICK MONKEY TO AMUSE COLONIAL VILLAGE VISITORS THE MUSIC OF WATER AND THE L.IGHTS OF MANY COLORS MAKE THE NORTH LAGOON FOUNT ^ m.**m <l AIN AND TWELFTH STREET BRIDGE ONE OF THE MEMORABLE SHOW SPOTS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS ;,;.P;::-..;,' ; >Ov &£ * > %;% EVEN FROM A DISTANCE ONE CAN SEE THE GIANT BLUE ARMS OF THE - WINDMILL IN PICTURESQUE DUTCH VILLAGE ON NORTHERLY ISLAND LANDSCAPING AT ITS PEAK IS FOUND IN A PLEASURABLE STROLL ALONG THE PATHS OF THE EXQUISITE GARDENS OF THE HORTICULTURAL BUILDING WEST TOWER OF THE SKY RIDE, FROM THE TWELFTH STREET BRIDGE, WITH THE AVENUE OF FLAGS GHOST-LIKE BELOW IT AND THE MILLION LIGHTS GLOWING SOUTHWARD Table Topics An Attentine Far to the Stories About Town B y William H . H a n n a FEW PRESENT-DAY ADVENTURERS HAVE CAPTURED THE PUBLIC f ancy as completely as has Frank Buck. Now that he presides over an exhibition at the Fair there is an opportunity to see the man as he is. Watch him there for a while and he'll cap- ture your admiration as easily as he secures his jungle friends. Any time you get him aside it means prying him away from a fascinated crowd. The youngsters are wild about him. He's always ready to talk with them or pose for a picture. His show is playing to five percent of the total gate attendance. You always see prominent visitors lingering about his grounds. The Insulls, I, II and III, spent over an hour. John T. McCutcheon, the Sultan of Johore, and many others have come time and again. Buck feels that the old-time circus is doomed and that public interest will support only a limited form of animai exhibition. He does not believe in training animals, as their naturai antics are far more interesting to him. He presented two rare black leopards to the new Brookfield Zoo. In evidence of his popu larity, he has replaced Amos and Andy on their radio program for several months. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THE ANCIENT AND HONORABLE STORY of heraldry, drop in on Mr. S. F. Potter in Field's. Potter is one of the few in the business whose blood doesn't boil when he sees the malpractice that goes on in connection with crests. Calmly and firmly he rejects requests to create brand-new crests or crests for improper usage. The fact that people have the same name but not the same crest needs the most explana- tion. Crests are not so much a snooty gesture as they are a visible expression of esprit de corps. Architects seem to be the main offenders of heraldic com- punctions, since they go around inserting ali sorte of shields and crests that don't mean anything but architectural harmony. Potter, a British subject, was born in Alabama, attended An- napolis, holds a commission in the United States Marine Corps and is worried about our vital statistics system. Says they could have got Dillinger much sooner with a system like the French have. OUT OF TRAFFIC PASSING THE NEWEST BALABAN 6? KATZ theatre, a palace of silver on Randolph Street, floated this observation, "Well, Balaban & Katz have gone off the gold standard, too." A WORTHY CROWD INDEED WILL BE THE HIGHBROW CLUB IN Max Lippett's new quarters on Michigan Boulevard. The famous Washington Book Shop now becomes the Boulevard Book Shop. Some prime stories come from Max and his book- shop dinner table. Of ali his remarkable signs hanging around, the latest is the best. "Books We Lie About — Why not read them?" is above such volumes as David Copperfield, Alice in Wonderland and other landmarks of literature. Of an evening you may see Jarvis Hunt, Sr., who doesn't trust anyone to mix his cocktails and brings his own. Hunt never arrives on time for any dinner engagement, but once broke off in the middle of a golf game for his bookstore dinner gathering. George Dixon always proclaims it is the nearest thing to a salon in Chicago, and in the Depth of the Depres- sion subscribed for one year to the rental library. The late Ted Newberry, after his term in prison, was feted with a dinner including a cake inscribed "Newberry for President." Pro fessor Samuel Harper is always there with a bottle of vodka in his pocket. Cornelia Lunt, of the family who donated Orchestra Hall to the city, carne not long ago and not only stayed for dinner but delivered one of the best speeches on good fellow- ship ever heard by the group. Fred Hoyt, a steady diner, was in Florida several months ago, and on his first day there he wired his home to prepare a dinner to be sent to the shop. His cook did not realize that the number of dinner guests was liable to expand quite a bit in a very few moments, and the five o'clock list had increased to doublé the number by seven-thirty. That midnight a wire of thanks was dispatched to Hoyt but, typically, it also grum- bled that what there was of it was mighty good. Boris Anisfeld, dictator of the picture gallery, was seated next to Minda Moore, the vivacious Evanstonian, in the hope she would draw him out conversationally. Boris says little but thinks and knows a very great deal. Max noticed that Boris said almost nothing to the lady for some time in spite of her most tactful efforts to bring about conversation. Max even slipped her several books on art for Boris' opinion. "What did he think of this, and that, and this other thing?" went on for quite a while. Finally she got up and, as she went out, called to Max, "It does not budge." Samuel Insull, Jr., Paul Butler, Ernest Hemingway, Lew Sarrett, Llewelyn Jones, Mignon Everhart and Rudolph Wisen- born are among the other regulars. But this is the best story of ali. When someone wanted to buy a rental library book, the custom was to look up the rental card and if, for example, it was a two dollar and a half book, and the rental had amounted to two dollars, the book was sold for fifty cents. Francis Thorne, at that time a partner in the business, was approached by a customer who wanted to buy a rental book. Looking up the card, Frances called to the woman and said, "We owe you a dollar seventy-five,. gradarci." CONSTANCE MORAN HAS THE BEST SOUVENIR OF THE FAIR OF 1933. It's a victrola record used in the Chamber of Horrors at the Streets of Paris. The foul threats of the Duke of Paris and the screams of his tortured sister send Mickey Mice up and down your back when you unexpectedly hear the record played in the next room. GERTRUDE HELENTHAL IS ENTITLED TO SOMETHING AKIN TO A Cabinet portfolio for her work in settling the estate of the late Mrs. Rockefeller McCormick. As secretary to Mrs. McCormick during the last years of her life, Miss Helenthal holds one of the most fascinating stories I have been privileged to hear. When she decides to publish the story of her associa tion the volume will be truly outstanding. IF YOU KNOW WHERE INDIANA GUYBERSON IS NOW WE'D BE much interested. The lady did a distinguished portrait of Mrs. Frank Smithies some years ago and shortly thereafter there were many great events in Indiana's life, so we understand. From a wealthy Boston family, this artist carne to Chicago and lived near "The Tree." There were not many commissions and she was forced to patronize an economy center known as the Thrift Shop considerably. One day carne the news she had inherited part of a family estate and her share was two Rolls- Royces. She had the cars sold. With that money there were many parties, debts of friends paid, and so on until she found herself in Chicago again and again things seemed very black. At a criticai time she received word that the provisions of the will that gave her the Rollses was broken and she now had a million dollars or more. This time she went East for good, but not before buying the Thrift Shop and giving it to another artist. August, 1934 35 the mode of tomorrow by THE CHICAGOENNE MRS. DENIS SULLIVAN, petite, dark, vivacious is sketched in a very becom- ing crisp red organdy with tiny white embroidered design. "This gown can be worn for dinner — or not too formai occasion. It is high at the neck in back and front with ruffles that make tiny sleeves. There are really few occasions at this season for formai gowns so most of my summer wardrobe for evening consists of gowns with sleeves or supple- mented with capes or jac\ets. "As for daytime wear," continues mrs. sullivan, showing a rough elastic white crepe gown (looking very much like a Schiaparelli) , "this is my favorite costume for the races, in town, and practically anywhere. It is simple, and without the jacket is very cool." A huge striped sil\ bow in red, green, blac\ and rust ties the jac\et at the neck. The dress is bac\less with wide straps of the ribbon. "I love sport clothes," miss barbara graf tells us, and shows us some charming and unusual things from her summer wardrobe. "The checked coat and hai (sketched) are white flannel checked in brown and yellow. I wear it everywhere — motoring, for daytime, the races, in the rain, out for evening. The sports suit (small sketch) is my own idea. It is ice yellow wool with plaid woolen jac\et in green, red, yellow and blac\ with the new down-the-front buttons and a pert little hat of the same material." This unusual and very chic ensemble is completed with a linen '\erchief at the neck. "The yellow crepe with blue fox on the shoulders, I wear to the races with a large white hat. I find large hats impractical, but I just cannot resist them this season. This one, however, has a detachable brim." Miss graf's wardrobe is full of originality and simple chic. // y *% ,.. ìvl^ ìkJ 1 I LxAA J_JlAJLrti_ / (_ - w i FIla^ I litui _mLLlu miss barbara fortune is sketched in a many colored print with light blue predominating — and repeated in the large organdy how and belt. "I wear this to Arlington and luncheon in town. The jac\et is sleeveless."" With this is worn one of those huge new yellowish straws with navy feather and band. "Yellow is one of my favorite colors and my favorite gown (which we have sketched below) is in yellow chiffon." This charm- ing simple gown has long sleeves below the puffy tops and is nice for dinner wear. This stunning white rougH crepe gown with deep red velvet sash and tailored coat is the ensemble that Miss helen dawes likes best from her wardrobe of evening things. "I like coats this length, and the dress is simple." And talking of daytime clothes, miss dawes says, "I practically live in this linen coat and chec\ed dress ensemble. It is by far my favor ite costume. In fact I wear it for motoring, in town, the Fair, and at the office." Miss Dawes is assisting with the editorship of that smart magatine of the Junior League's, Chicago Calendar. She says, "I find that summer clothes are indispensable throughout August and even into September, though fall things are tempting." miss dawes finishes this perfect ensemble for active summer days in town with naturai colored linen Straw hat turned nonchalantly up in front, and with naturai linen pumps. miss may stillwell of Marlow-on-the-Thames was charming in yellow, blue and white linen print as she talked with us one morning at the home of her hostess, MRS. stuyvesant peabody, about clothes. It seems that EngZtsh clothes are different from the American clothes for the needs they serve are different. "Snac\ Bar dining in London has necessitated a type of costume that is similar to what Paris and America cali Sunday night or Cinema Suits. You see so many of this type of costume in London," says miss stillwell. "Long velvet dresses with jac\ets and dark long suits informai and yet formai, have taken the place of very formai things that were once used for restaurant and hotel dining. Blue and brown are my favorite colors, but I also like the new 'yellows' that are so good here now." THE LIVING ROOM BEFORE AND AFTER DECORATION THE BED ROOM BEFORE AND AFTER DECORATION IH n\ THE DINING ROOM BEFORE AND AFTER DECORATION 1 1 ietamorphosts of Ci ornali CCpartment The Milwaukee Apartment of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Winter, Discussed on the opposite Pase, Is Shown Before and After the Decorators Carne THE DEN BEFORE AND AFTER DECORATION Modernizing a Small Apartment An Illustrated Adventure on Decoration B y Kathryn E. Ritchie UGLY ducklings into swans and Cinderellas into princesses were transformations brought about by the aid of magic. They somehow seize hold on the fancy, however, and are often repeated in one form or another in the world of real life, where imagination is the quality most closely approximating the wave of the golden wand, whether it be used to create gardens out of swamps, Wampas stars out of plain Janes, or modem homes out of mid-Victorian houses. The accompanying illustrations show an extremely interesting example of how imagination and decorative skill have transformed one of these ugly ducklings of city apartments into a charming little classic modem interior for a thoroughly up-to-date young married couple, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Winter, of Milwaukee. The old apartment as seen in the photographs had little to recommend it in the way of physical attractions. There was an over- supply of golden oak wood-work, muddy colored walls, unattractive Windows, gin- gerbread polychrome iron fixtures, and a fireplace which may possibly have been con- ceived as a dream of beauty, but somehow wandered off into foreign fields. Perhaps the most important factor in accomplishing this striking transformation is the manner in which the walls and Windows were treated. Paint, wall paper, Venetian blinds, and, in the living-room, wall-board over the old fireplace, are mainly responsible for the change from ugliness into beauty. The removal of the cumbersome old lighting fix tures is another important factor, while the classic modem scheme of decoration brings it ali thoroughly up-to-date. The cost of the entire decorating and furnishing was kept within the limits of a moderate budget. In the living-room the walls and ceiling are painted yellow with a brown Greek key border as a finish for the top of the cove. The fireplace is covered with beaver-board and painted the same color as the walls, while the circular fireplace surround is silver outlined with a wooden moulding of cobalt blue. White Venetian blinds screen ing the two center Windows, yellow gabar dine glass curtains at the other Windows, and over-draperies of white basket-weave cotton fabric make an ideal treatment for Windows of this type. The floor is covered with platinum gray carpeting. Carrying out the general color scheme of the room, the sofà is cobalt blue and the two antique mahogany side chairs have seat cushions of gold, yellow and white.' Between them stands a coffee table of bleached maple with a white lacquer top, while the white end tables hold brass lamps with white shades ornamented with cobalt blue swags. A doorway, one of two which open into the bed-room, has been closed up and in- geniously filled with a combination book- case and secretary — an especially con- structed piece of furniture which is yellow on the outside to match the walls, and co balt blue inside, the grille below being made up of small chromium rods. On the bed- room side, the covering of this door with beaver-board has provided wall space for twin beds, and was a simple and inexpensive substitute for architectural alterations which would have been necessary otherwise. X he same color scheme prevails in the dining-room, where the walls are yellow and the floor is cov ered with gray carpeting. . By replacing the old cumbersome lighting fixture with an attractive modem one of stainless steel, removing the glass doors of the corner cup- board, and hanging Venetians blinds over the two Windows, the room has been given an entirely different and modem character. The draperies are of cobalt blue chenille with a valance of small silver Christmas tree omaments. The furniture consists pf an olive buri table trimmed with chromium, mahogany side chairs covered in white woven cellophane, host and hostess chairs covered in brown diagonal velour, and a cobalt blue serving table with mirror top and apron. This also is an especially de- signed piece of furniture in which concave mirror glass has been used for the shaped portion of the apron. The bed-room is in brown and white. A mirror between the two Windows gives it a feeling of space. White paper with a design in several shades of brown covers the walls. The window draperies are of brown and white net, and the bed-spreads of white basket-weave cotton trimmed with brown and white moss edging. The beds and night table are dark brown and white, while two chests of drawers not shown in the illustration are white. A silver lustre lamp with yellow clipped figured shade con- tributes a note of bright color. 1 HE den containing a tiny bar has interesting walls covered with squares of Japanese rice paper and furnish- ings of a den-like nature. August, 1934 39 c/ne Stran Steel SJ^rwtn clown uiouse LIVING ROOM WALLS ARE IN FRENCH GRAY, THE CARPET PLAIN PETUNIA, MODERN ADAPTATIONS OF REGENCY FURNITURE PREDOMINATING HERE THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE IS FURNISHED IN INFOR- MAL MANNER, WITH BIEDERMIER FEELING PREDONI- INANT AND DIRECTOIRE PIECES EFFECTIVELY USED THE DINING ALCOVE IS FURNISHED IN MODERN CHINESE, TEAK COLOR, WITH COVERINGS OF CHINESE YELLOW VELVET. THE CEILING IS GLASS THE MASTER BEDROOM IS MODERN IN MAHOGANY WITH SILVER DECORATION AND MIRROR PANELS. THE DRESSING NOOK IS ENTIRELY IN MIRRORS THE GUEST BEDROOM IS DONE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ITALIAN-DIRECTOIRE, THE FURNITURE COVERING IN SHADINGS OF YELLOW AND GRAY ALL FURNITURE BY ROBERT W. IRWIN COMPANY The Decency Campaign (Begin on page 15) inclined to win and retain the goodwill of the intelligent leaders of public opinion it might welcome censorship as a means of quickly putting an end to many of its past and current difficulties. Under censorship the industry could conduct its dealings with the politicai appointees of the censor board to whom the public would be politely advised to address their grievances. The standards of the boards would be the varying standards of the day, subjected to such modification from time to time as the well- organisjed and exceedingly active politicai minorities could effect. The principles which the industry is com- mitted to maintain in its motion pictures are universal in char- acter and changeless as to the passing of time. The resultant pictures will be and must be equally as accept- able in one place as in another. The whole public and not some particular segment of it must be served. The only workable and reasonable attack on the problem is the one which comprises the proper regulation of the product at the source of its production. This obviously can only be done by those who control production. And even though it were possible to interject some other influence at the source of production — or at any other point from the studio to the screen — the authority which is the producer 's should be left with him and, more especially, the responsibility should be left with him. The effort, of those who control production, to adjust the character of the product in keeping with sound and reasonable ideas of morality is not new. Nearly a quarter of a century ago, the National Board of Review was organized. It is true that it failed to accomplish the desired results, but the record remains as proof that the industry recognized its responsibility and sought to discharge it. When Will Hays some twelve years ago entered the industry he immediately proceeded to draft certain regulations governing the moral character of pictures. These regulations were found to be inadequate and even in their inadequacy they failed of effective application. But stili the effort was made. In 1930, through the Production Code of Morals, the industry entered upon the soundest and broadest pian of regulation which had ever been thought of or attempted in the whole history of theatrical entertainment. Demonstrable results of tremendous proportions were accomplished through this Code. Those who deny this fact are exposing themselves to the charge of simply not knowing what they are talking about. While this Code, as applied from 1930 to date, accomplished much, it did not accomplish enough. But to hold the industry alone accountable for failure to accomplish adequate results is, in the first place, neglecting to consider the frailty of man, and in the second and many subsequent places it is neglecting to un- stand that the Code did not have active support of a suffi- ciently interested public opinion; that the source material of the producer was constantly becoming muddier through the lower- ing of moral standards in the popular novel and stage play and that many millions of our fellow citùens, including great numbers among the ecclesiastical followers of those who are now the industry s chief critics, concerned themselves not at ali with the moral significance of motion pictures and did in fact freely tolerate those types of pictures against which complaint is now being made. The motion picture industry can do much and will do much, but it cannot perform miracles. If the desired objective is to be attained there must be patience and a sympathetic understand ing of the industry 's methods, problems and efforts. The fact that such patience and such sympathetic understanding is en- tertained in the highest councils of the campaign of protest is a brilliant ray of hope illuminating the prospect of a great ac- complishment to the end of enabling the motion picture con sistente to be a healthy influence on the character of the peo ple and at the same time rendering the industry a healthier and more secure business. Viva Cuba/ But please, please Seri that iderlul enor, mix mar wonaeriu BACARDI Cocktail just like this: i jigger of Bacardi Juice ofhalf green lime i bar-spoonful granu lateci sugar Shake well in cracked ice Schenley, Sole Agent in the United States for Compania Ron Bacardi, S. A. FOR THIS IS THE CUBAN WAY, the way that will give you the greatest delight. So please, PLEASE Senor, do as we do in Cuba, and follow closely this recipe that has made the Bacardi Cocktail the smartest cocktail in the world. Viva! • In ali the world there is noth- ing else like Bacardi — a flavor, a delightful mellowness that no one has ever been able to copy, for the secrets of distilling Bacardi have been the property of a single family for over 70 years. Remem ber, every drop of genuine Bacardi has been fully aged in the wood — the youngest drop is always 4 years old at least! •'J)//rs/v//. ////// Mi BACARDI yC* ¦tTAeiCOiOO* tu i*«a fcySANTt AGO m A ^c/^fcl^// IMPORT ATION Visit the Schenley Building at the World' s Fair Copr. , 1934, Schenley Import Corp. August, 1934 41 DISTINCTIVE APARTMENTS avatlahle for fall leases 233 EAST WALTON PLACE I2ROOMS-4BATHS An ideal town home. One apartment to each floor. Four exposures. Lake view. 1320 NORTH STATE STREET SIMPLEX - DUPLEX 6-7-8 rooms — 3 baths Desirable location. Wood-burning fircplaces. HOGAN AND FARWELL, INC. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS A64N. MICHIGAN AVE. WHITEHALL 4560 Couldn't Get Away 1366 NORTH DEARBORN 6 ROOMS - 3 BATHS 3 ROOMS - I BATH A modem building. Excel lent exposures. Accessible to ali transportation. 73 EAST ELM STREET 4 ROOMS - I BATH 5 ROOMS - 2 BATHS This building adjoins Lake Shore Drive. Diary of a Vacation By Alfred Wallace ONE balmy, yawny day in the spring of 1933, Mac said he needed a vacation, and I said so did I. Mac said he was homesick for the mountains, and I said so was I. He said he was just itching to snare some trout with the old flies, and I said so was I. Then and there we agreed on a trip to the Belly River country in the Rockies of Montana, come summer. But when summer carne it seemed I had too much to do. Too busy to leave in June, too busy at the start of July, I postponed departure from week to week. Then, when I had ali but convinced myself that I couldn't get away, I had a note from Mac. This canny, kindly Scotchman wrote just a few illuminating sentences : "A donkey engine doesn't represent a big investment, but I stopped and watched one at work yesterday. It was old, almost ready for the junk heap. The man who was running it told me they would scrap it after this season. But he took care to oil, clean and cool it just as carefully as if it were brand new. I said to him, 'You take pretty good care of the old "donk'V 'Sure, and why not?' he replied. 'So long as there's any use in it, it's worth taking care of.' " Well, I'm no donkey engine, but I saw Mac's point. And so, stili reluctantly, I prepared to leave Chicago for a bit of vaca tion — doubtful whether Fd enjoy it with business ali messed up. Thursday — See how quickly the mood changes. It is only two days since I left the ringing of tele- phones, the routine of paper work, the rut of Constant concen- tration. It is evening. At Two Medicine Lake. I quote from my log book: "After supper Dr. Ruhle rows us up the lake to the foot of Mt. Rockwell. We get caught in a rainstorm but keep on casting. We land a half dosen good ones, but lose as many more. The rain becomes a downpour. We return to the Chalet at ten, soaked to the hide. "But the fishing was worth it. Arriving on shore we take a nip of cold preventive. It warms the cockles. Makes the drive back to the Hotel a pleasant excursion through a soft black night of cool rain. We sample the beer at the Hotel and find it good. And so to bed. I wonder why I thought that work was so tremendously important!" Friday — Next day — when I might stili have been stewing in business if Mac hadn't shamed me into this vacation — I jotted down these notes: "An hour's steady walk, climbing a good deal of the way, through alternate forest and lush meadows, brings us to Red Eagle Camp, a cozy tent camp set in a clearing on the shore of Red Eagle Lake. We're just in time for the evening fishing. The mountains encircling the lake are choking up with clouds. There's a dark riffle on the water. We shove off in a short row- boat and start for the far end of this beautiful lake. Ten min- utes out, a vivid flash of lightning and a reverberating crash of mountain thunder heralds a sharp electrical storm. The rain bombards us, the world becomes dark — we turn about and pulì hard for camp — soaked to the skin when we get there. Half an hour later the storm subsides and George, T. J. and Joe arrive with the horses. "We dry our clothes standing dose to the roaring red hot camp stove. "We stow away a fine supper. "We have a nip of the cold preventive that made Kentucky famous. It is most useful on just such occasions as this. Mac and George regale us with stories of other trips in the moun tains. The guide, Joe, part Indian, adds laconic details from time to time. T. J. and I mostly listen. It is, indeed, a pleas ant evening. 42 The Chicagoan Saturday — "A gorgeous morning, chilly enough to make us appreciate a fire in our tent stove before we stir from our blankets. It feels like October. The trees are dripping and fresh green, the mountain snow has been freshly whitened. The forest smells moist and pungent. I can't help imagining it's a hot, muggy August day back home. "What a breakfast — orange juice, oatmeal, ham and eggs, fried potatoes, wheatcakes with maple syrup and coffee. A breakfast that will stick to your ribs. And we need it, for our day's ride will take us over Triple Divide Pass to Atlantic Lake and back — a distance no one seems to know. But they guess 17 miles ali told." Let's jump the next twelve hours from 8:00 A. M. to 8:00 P. M. We're riding back to camp, hungry and cold and stiff : "Mac is singing, What Will It Matter a Hundred Years From T^ow? I try resting one leg at a time on my saddle horn. We get our horses around the fallen tree in the dark. It begins to rain again. I figure out a nama for what ails me. I cali it 'white collar knees.' Finally we reach Red Eagle Camp at 9 o'clock. "Again we dry out by the fire. Again we take precautionary measures made in Kentucky. Then we sit down to a beefsteak supper. We laugh over the adventures of the day. Joe says, 'That was 23 miles today. Not easy. I'm tired, too.' Sunday — "At Sun Camp I inquire for mail or telegrams. There's a letter from the office, the office I left so reluctantly only a few days ago. It seems long ago. By now I realize that business is much less than the main con- cern in life. But suppose this letter is a request to come back as soon as possible? Well, FU be the judge of that! Damn ali tyrants, including Business. So thinking, I open the letter, reluctantly . . . It's just a report that ali goes well. What a relief!" Comes another evening. It's Sunday night back home. Men resting after golf. Wives picking up the scattered remnants of Sunday papers. Children dialing radio programs. Week end motorists inching along toward home. And here we are, Mac and I and an Indian guide, plodding along on horseback through peaceful forest. I quòte again from the log: "We arrive at Sperry Chalet in the dark. Stili, remote, ut- terly beautiful. The sunset colors linger faintly in the sky beyond the mountains west of Lake McDonald. Two stars hang just beneath the shoulder of the black north wall of the great canyon. Mountain goats are coming down from the crags, to browse in bear grass near the chalets. We try for a photograph. The flashlight does not frighten them. "Mac and I sit by the wood stove in the stone chalet. We drink a toast to the inspiration of this pure mountain night." Monda y — "Up at 5:30 to snap pictures of (at) mountain goats — a dozen of them — browsing outside our Windows. Mac heard them during the night, marching across the porch. They may even have looked in at us. But I heard nothing, saw nothing — not even in a dream. I 'just slept.' "After breakfast we sit stili in the sun and take snap pictures of whistling marmots and golden mantled ground squirrels. They come to examine you if you can imitate a motionless stump or rock." Now see how this day closed — this day that was just another work day back home : "It was pleasant resting before the great log fire at Sun Camp. The night was cold. Stars hung thick and low in the sky. The full moon made an entirely new scene from that of day. A scene that KaU could paint, or that Urban could have copied as a backdrop for a great romantic play. "And so at length, we go to bed. I pulì 'Doc's' riding boots off for him and in return he opens the Windows after Mac and I get between the blankets." Tuesday — "Mac took a walk before breakfast. He met two young women looking at the moon in the west. 'We didn't wait for the moon last night,' one of them explained, 'and so he waited for us this morning.' A beautiful thought, indeed, but personally Fd rather wait up for the moon at night. The moon in broad daylight always re- flB Cali a cab. "Driver, take me to the Elizabeth Arden Salon . . . it's just around the corner from the Drake Hotel!" Step into the cool luxury of the treatment room. Sink into the cushioned comfort of the chair. Forget there ever was a World's Fair! Relax, relax while . . . The soothing fingers of the Arden expert gently brush away fatigue lines. Drift into a restful doze while night shadows are erased from eyes and mouth. Then wake up with a rush of pleasure as a cooling tie-up encircles your face . . . stimulating circulation, flushing your complexion with naturai loveliness! You'll be loath to make your exit from the Salon that blesses you with so much of youth and vigor and fresh beauty. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT /§ M 70 EAST WALTON PLACE, CHICAGO ^^^r M PHONE: SUPERIOR 6952 NEW YORK LONDON PARIS BERLIN Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Elizabeth Arden Ltd. Elizabeth Arden S. A. Elizabeth Arden G. m. b. H. ROME: Elizabeth Arden S. A. I. TORONTO: Elizabeth Arden of Canada, Ltd. August, 1934 43 ^HfK. il 1 This Tailored Hairdress is Molded to the Head Like a Shining Cap These smooth flowing lines are a typical example of the individualized coiffures cre ated daily in our Beauty Shops by Arnold Fax. Let him create a coiffure for you. SOLO HAIRCUT $1 SOLO WAVE $1 Phone State 1500 — Locai 660 for Appointment Mandeì's Beauty Shops — Fifth Floor — Wabash MANDEL BROTHERS a store ofyouth * a store of fashion • a store of moderate price* *Copyrighted / JJ,fl(£ in an environment that even before you are served, convinces you that here is excel- lence extraordinary. Charm, gen- tility, exquisite good taste. Quiet, restfulness — meticulous and alert service. Menus that provide a varied selection — food of extra-fine quality — and skillful preparation. In short, a lovely room to dine in, such as one would expect to find in the hotel-home catering to so many of Chicago's most distinguished people. Yet prices are invitingly moderate. Bflnjf )€ARSON ¦¦¦¦hÉ^ At Pearson Street, East of the Blvd. minds me of a man coming home in full evening dress after breakfast!" That day we drove north to Swift Current Valley. At noon we reached Josephine Lake. (At noon thousands of other men, following their regular routines, fussed over what to eat for lunch, what to drink and what the market was doing.) We had an afternoon and evening of trout fishing that FU never forget. I heard Mac whistling and humming a tune — Fit as a Fiddle — that's the way I felt, too. Wednesday — "Up early. From force of habit I stop at the mail desk. Before I can check myself I inquire for letters. The clerk hands me one. It's from the office, thin, one sheet. I grow hot under the collar. Confound it, suppose they are asking me to hurry back! I open it, oh so reluctantly. To my vast relief it's a very short letter . . . They are ali very busy, things are going well, they hope I'm having a good time. A fine letter. Just the right kind to receive in such a place at such a time. 'After another good breakfast we get under way. 'Doc1 leads, I ride second, Mac behind me. Our new guide, Monty Alien, follows with the pack horse." We rode through a mountain paradise ali day, arriving toward evening at Crossley Camp on Belly River: "Here, waiting for supper, we gorged ourselves on luscious service ber- ries — and stili did justice to such a meal as you would never expect at a remote camp where ali foodstuffs must be laboriously packed in. "We sat late by that campfire, each busy with his own thoughts . . . lazy, contented, at peace with the world. Finally Monty Alien said he needed sleep and the idea seemed sensible. So to our tents, well pleased with this day." OEVERAL days later we emerged from the Belly River country by way of Waterton Lake and the port of Waterton in Canada. We had a wonderful time. We had gorged ourselves on scenery, trout fishing, trail riding and good camp meals. We had laughed belly laughs, sung lusty songs, slept like bears in winter hibernation — and we carne out feeling Fit as a Fiddle, now our favorite song. We left Waterton in a car bound for our base hotel in Montana. The log of that ride reveals how one's perspective changes during a vacation in the mountains. "We crossed the boundary line back into the United States and saw the shadowy bulk of Chief Mountain blotting out new stars. We saw the August moon rise over the plains rolling eastward toward the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay. We laughed at the amusing things that had happened since we left Two Medicine Lake. And we pledged ourselves to do it ali over again. "But underneath I didn't really like this ride — not even when the moon worked magic on the mountains to our right. I didn't like it because I was reluctant to leave. More reluctant even than I had been to come." To Read or Not Or, Better, Go to the Fair By Marjorie Kaye THERE ought to be a good book to take along on that vacation trip, but I don't know its title. And there ought to be a book good enough to make the sleepless small hours pleasant on these August nights, but I can't name it for you. The publishers have not coped with the season, this year if ever, and I neither blame them nor suggest that you do. It is not a time to read. It is, on the contrary, a time to go to the Fair. There is more to be learned on the lakefront, and more to be enjoyed, than is or could be compressed between book covers. I have the hardihood to assure you that you need not worry about missing .anything fresh from the presses that will not be stili available in November. The following paragraphs are the net result of dutiful read- ing by the ladies and gentlemen who join me in the above advices : Bachelor of Arts — John Ers\ine — Bobbs-Merrill : An evi- 44 The Chicagoan DE BELLIS HIZI KOYKE, HERE LAST SEASON IN "MADAME BUTTERFLy," WILL HAVE THE ROLE OF YUM YUM IN "THE MIKADO," WHICH INAUGURATES A FESTIVAL OF GILBERT AND SULUVAN COMIC OPERAS AT THE STUDEBAKER ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 6 dently earnest effort to bring to paper the eminent undergradu- ate, whose mildly amusing life and loves became a little too much so at a point about one-third of the way from cover to cover. I note that the best-seller lists make me a false prophet. — W. R. W. The Baddington Horror— Walter S. Masterman— Dutton : A "Secret Six" mystery very cleverly written with an abundance of clues to mislead the reader but not Sir Arthur Sinclair, noted for his ability to solve unusual cases. His interest is aroused by the murder of a retired judge at his country estate, and does not waver despite the mysterious disappearance of one of his friends and other gruesome events; nor will the reader's atten- tion slacken before this case is solved. — P. B. Duel — Donald Fangen — Viking: Never point-a-point literally, the two personalities, one with an inferiority complex, the other a leader, are always that way mentally. It belongs on the solemn shelf, but it's an excellent translation of a psychological study. — D. C. P. Faint Harmony — Vivian Ellis — Stokes: Lovers of harmony — no matter how faint — will enjoy this charming romance by the well-known composer. Jane and Paul were students at the Brussels Conservatole in the 1880's. Their story is covered by three hundred pages — First, Second and Third Movement. Musicians, especially, take note.— M. K. Friends and Romans — Virginia Faul\ner — Simon and Schuster: The world's greatest pianist (of Faulkner comico- romantic novel brand) has a blasphemous tongue and is quite Don Juanish. While the trait may be her privilege it is dif- ficult to gulp the offending bearers of exclamation points. The story is interesting and abounds in gay repartee, but there should be a bold ruling against blasphemy and now is the time to begin. — M. K. Hitler Over Europe — Ernst Henri — Simon fe? Schuster: Intensely interesting on account of the recent developments in Germany. Even if parts are "colored," it stili throws a great deal of light on what goes on behind the obvious which breaks into newspaper print. — E. S. C. New Careers for Youth — Walter B. Ph\in — Simon and Schuster: Today 's Job Outloo\ For Men and Women from Seventeen to ThirtyTwo — It is a pretty dismal prospect, but Dr. Pitkin has assembled facts sufficient to prove that, after ali, it is not hopeless. The volume is worth many times its EVERY NIGHT IN THE Smart Setting of the Delightfully Cool EMPIRE ROOM PALMER HOUSE A Brilliant Floor Show é*^ FEATURING TED WEEMS' Incomparable Music Stone and Vernon in the Sensatìonal Dance "THE LEOPARD LADY" Lydia and Joresco "Poets ofthe Dance" AND SIX ALL-STAR ACTS, INCLUDING Barry Devine "Romantic Tenor" Four Californians AND THE Abbott International Dancers DINNER *2.50 No Cover Charge Minimum Charges Dinner $2.50 Supper $2.00 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays $2.50) NO PARKING WORRIES EDWARD T. L AWLES S, Manager ALL DINING ROOMS COOLED BY REFRIGERATED AIR I August, 1934 45 46 cost to readers between the ages of seventeen and seventy. It abounds in suggestions and possibilities, and while one may not agree on many points, one can profit by this splendid fund of information. You cannot afford to pass this one. — M. K. River Supreme — Alice Tisdale Hobart — Bobbs-Merrill : Readers of Oil For The Lamps Of China have been waiting for this novel and after they read River Supreme they will be waiting for the other two novels contemplated. Mrs. Hobart 's profound knowledge of China and Americans in China make an ideal combination for these wonderful stories. They are in a class ali their own. The permanent shelf will be greatly enriched by their presence. — M. K. The Road Leads On — Knut Hamsun — Coward McCann: Knut Hamsun, one of the great creators of characters, parades in this volume of 546 pages a number of those that held our interest in earlier novels, such as Children of the Age and Vaga' bonds. This novel knits together and rounds out narratives of the simple folk in his numerous Nordland novels. The scene again is the village of Segelfoss, where folks gain an existence from the sea or soil. A book well worth while for one that enjoys stories of common folk. — C. B. 0'7s[. The Road to Nowhere — Maurice Walsh — Stokes: If you are looking for something different — well, here it is, right fresh from the shores of Ireland. It is rich in plot and romance and it will prove a very delightful companion: romance and adven- ture of Gaelic order. — M. K. Silver Hat — Dane Coolidge — Dutton: Quite rugose. It may appeal to admirers of golden haired lassies with faithful lips, eyes and arms and ("There's gold in them thar hills Neil, but death lurks in the valley below") fathers, but FU bequeath my interest in the story to the producers of the lowly two- reeler for Saturday afternoons, and go on Monday. — M. K. Somebody Must — Alice Grant Rosman — Minton, Balch: Kay's training at Oxford, or perhaps just Kay, averted the permanent separation of her mother and father. ' (More daugh- ters should go to Oxford anyway). That is the essence of Alice Grant Rosman's delightful romance. Her novels are always refreshing, wholesome and diverting: three marks of distinction for any novel. Her works can be recommended without reservation, another mark in her favor. — M. K. Stars Fell on Alabama — Cari Carmer — Farrar &? Rinehart: Fd go, if I were you, along to Alabama with Mr. Carmer, and plumb with him the strange temperament of its people, the torpid tradition, the not always comprehensible but invariably engaging status of civili^ation in the state that cast its twenty- four votes for Underwood until the cows carne home. — W. R. W. The Stray Child— Robert Joyce— The Japanese Garden — Marjorie Knight — Nicodemus and the Little Black Pig — Inez Hogan — Dutton: Patricia Ann, my favorite juvenile book critic, is an extremely fair and impartial person. I am unable to bring her to record as to which of these evidently charming volumes is good, better and best. I pass on to you, therefore, her blanket endorsement. She is eight. — W. R. W. Sweet Land — Lewis Gannett — Doubleday, Doran: The author's notes on his leisurely travels across America inspire the reader to go amotoring; even the auto camps sound alluring, probably made so by the "rugged individualism" so deplored by the author in connection with the California oil wells. An interesting and useful little book when wanderlust becomes impelling. — P. B. Tin Soldiers— Robert Wohlforth— King: Wolforth, West Point graduate, newspaperman and writer, has scratched the veneer of the United States Military Academy and produced a book of real merit. Fathers, mothers, and sons with the West Point "urge" should read it. They '11 learn what it takes to become a soldier. The story is venturous and vigorous; hold your temper and give it a trial. It is well worth reading — M. K. The Woman in Possession — Barbara Hedworth — Dutton: London and environs furnish the background for this story. An ex-army officer and writer is deprived of income by post-war business conditions. While struggling to exist on a pittance received from a frugai investment, he yields, against his better judgment, to marriage with a young, wealthy and dominating beauty to the manor born. Details of the progress of this marriage, with the wife the financial mainstay, create many interesting situations. — C. B. 0'7<[. The Chicagoan Chicago's New Deal Exactly How a City Keeps Ahead By R. M. McFarland THERE'S a "New Deal" on, in Chicago. It's a new sort of psychology. It's a happy mixture that includes the fighting "I Will" spirit of older days that kept "Long John" Wentworth standing kneedeep in mire Saturday after- noons, while he harangued and "educated" a motley crew of trappers, traders, squatters, boatmen, covered-wagoners and eastern "investors." It includes the present-day spirit of "Every body Pulì Together" which has been impregnating the city ever since "those Dawes boys" insisted on going through with the Century of Progress, in the midst of the world's greatest depression era, and making it a world renowned success. What is happening? Well, here are a few straws to show how the wind blows. A Chicago garageman recently received a gift of a bearskin rug from a patron in Montreal, and a letter saying: "Just to show our appreciation of your courtesy and kindnesses, which helped make our trip there one of the pleasantest we ever had." The garageman was surprised because the "kindnesses" were only routine with his well-trained staff, that specialized on locating hotels and rooms for tourists, giving repairs at lowest rates, thoroughly checking and servicing visitors' cars, looking up addresses and phone numbers of friends, directing the out- of-towner carefully wherever he wanted to go, and supplying the fullest city and Fair information and literature. A merchant in Mexico City, just retiring from active busi ness there, read an attractive 16-page rotogravure newspaper supplement with 104 stunning pictures of Chicagoland and Fair scenes, and immediately decided: "That's the place to settle down in. My family can enjoy the best of society and education there." Yet Mexico City is one of the world's famous beauty spots. A Biloxi, Mississippi, shrimp canner, who likes the water, got an appealing letter from his little Chicago niece, 10 years old, telling him ali the locai advantages as "a summer resort," and promptly decided to spend the three hot months "up north," seeing friends and creating some new business for himself. An apple-grower in Wenatchee, Washing ton, shook hands with the barrel salesman from Chicago, got a thirty-minute dissertation on "the New Fair and the New City" and was "sold" on the idea of a Chicago vacation trip before he could place his order for barrels at the new prices. Travelers and tourists on every highway see the windshield stickers of the Keep-Chicago- Ahead Civic Committee, with their slogan: "Invite The World To Chicago and A Century of Progress in 1934." Sixty newspapers of the middle west and south distributed this committee's 16-page rotogravure newspaper as a special supplement to their Sunday editions and carried much advance promotion space, remindingj readers of the beauties of a trip to Chicago and the wonders at the Fair. Stage performers everywhere are stili talking about "the Big Blowout," May 21st, in the Chicago Stadium, when 52 different acts entertained a crowd of 50,000 Chicagoans (both inside and outside) for 5J/2 hours without any letup in the thrills and merriment. JtÌalf the high-school kids in Indianapolis — and in 300 other towns — are working hard, selling subscrip- tions to some locai newspaper, in the hope of winning a prize trip to the World's Fair, "ali expenses paid." Every front door in those towns will hear a lot of details that will pulì strongly for Chicago. Motion picture houses in Honolulu and Panama, in Cairo and Calcutta, iri Singapore and Vladivostok, as well as the princi- See this "New 1935 Model on display at Electric Shops • In the new 1935 edition of the famed Philco 16X are embodied ali worthwhile radio improvements. These include world-wide re ception, Philco's renowned Inclined Sounding Board and the Auditorium Speaker. When you hear this model you'll thrill to its glorious tone, its tremendous power. The handsome cabinet of two-tone walnut with delicate inlays, mould- ings and marquetry, makes the Philco 16X a most attractive piece of furniture. Price $175. COMMONWEALTH EDISON Electric <m Shops 72 West Àdams Street and Branch Stores Ask about the easy payment pian. A small down payment, halance monthly on your Electric Servici; bill. To cover interest and other costi, a somewhat bigher price is charged for appliances soldon deferred pay- ments. CHICAGO'S IDEAL WORLD'S FAIR HOTEL • Teli your friends that stopping here will enhance the enjoyment of their World's Fair visit and make it a delightful vacation. 5 minutes to the Fair — 10 minutes to downtown — yet quiet and secluded. Write for illustrated booklet. 55th Street at the Lake 'Phone PLAza 1000 August, 1934 47 1640 E. 50* St pai American cities and towns, will see attractive shots of the world's third largest city and its third World's Fair. Just as. Chicago made its name known to the world in 1893, so Chicago' is taking a new stand for world leadership in 1934, with its ideas, its courage, its naturai character and resources. Newspaper readers everywhere are reading civic committee publicity stories that dwell upon Chicago as America's health- iest metropolis, its ideal summer vacation weather, and the fact that it ranks "first amongst the world's cities" in nearly 1,000 different fields of achievement — instead of the old stories about gunmen and gangsters dominating society. The greatest gathering of children, of ali time, any place, for any one occasion, occurred on the Fair Grounds May 31st, when nearly 600,000 school children accepted Mayor Kelly 's invitation to make a holiday of it, and were admitted at 5 e each, with special low rates to ali concessions, and free enjoy- ment of the 80% of the Fair which is free. No serious acci- dents or illnesses marred their pleasure. A PRI2E essay contest conducted in the schools by the Keep-Chicago-Ahead committee aroused "more interest in city affairs than ever was manifested before" and produced a total of 516,497 essays about "Why I Like Chi cago," and "1934's Greatest Vacation Bargain — Chicago and the World's Fair." Teachers found that their young charges were developing a patriotic interest in civic items and that par- ents likewise were "brushing up" on definite faets and figures, for the prize contest. This starts the young citizens off on the right foot. Simultaneously a certificate of "Honorary Junior Citizen"- ship, signed by "His Honor, the Mayor," was offered to ali youngsters who wrote creditable letters to a list of friends or relatives, boosting Chicago and the Fair. Millions of friends and "relations," scattered over the world, will get fervent letters from junior Chicagoans trying to sell the city, as a result of this education. Six thousand business houses have distributed some 5,000,000 leaflets and printed inserts with their regular mail, and added 4,000,000 sticker stamps in attractive colors to the envelopes. Millions of letters carry the Keep-Chicago-Ahead slogans to every nook and corner of the world. Seven thousand Chicago-spirited salesmen have taken the oath of allegiance as special Goodwill Ambassadors, and carry a special sideline of information about their home town and its advantages as a place to do business in. They get regular weekly advices as to news in Chicago and the Fair, and pass along their interesting information to ali who are interested and receptive. Three hundred thousand salesmen, in addition, are participat- ing in sales promotion contests, within their own industry, in which a trip to the Fair is a coveted prize. This interest does much to emphasize Chicago's advantages as a good place to visit. The night before the Fair opened the Keep-Chicago-Ahead Committee conducted a full hour's radio broadcast over ali stations of the Columbia system, sounding the civic clarion cali. A week later, 90 separate stations of the NBC ohain distributed another hour's program. Mayor Kelly and President Rufus Dawes did the heavy honors on both occa- sions. Millions of good Americans got a finer, fitter idea of the new Fair and the new city spirit. A British novelist told London friends: "Chicago is clean, dynamic, friendly, convenient, filled with luxuries for the masses — and safe. I was disappointed in just one thing. I never saw a gunman or a gangster or a criminal of any kind, although I searched the highways and byways industriously at ali hours. I went looking for trouble and experience with a gangster. The only ones I could find were in jail." The Police Commissioner got a letter from a widow in Colo rado saying: "My daughter and I want to thank Patrolman for his trouble in finding my long lost brother's address. In our short visit we could never have been reunited except for such kindness. No one can ever talk against Chicago before me, after that." The Mayor 's office has had thousands of simi- lar letters. These activities show what the new spirit of "Everybody-Pull-Together" is doing in Chicago under the 48 The Chicagoan direction of the 60 business men who have banded together under the name of "Keep-Chicago-Ahead Civic Committee," with headquarters at 348 Conway Building. This is the new activity that is rapidly replacing the old reputation which was so badly tarnished by the careless politics of the town and the careful exaggerations of eastern city rivals. These things are the nucleus of the "new deal" in Chicago which will go far to make it the equal in population and wealth of any city in the world before its second century of progress is complete. G. R. Schaeffer, chairman of the publicity committee of the Keep-Chicago-Ahead movement, makes the pithy comment: "Today, Chicago is the outstanding entertainment center of the world, by virtue of the city's usuai attractions and the bigger and better offerings at the World's Fair. Our committee is try ing to publicize the city's advantages so it can take its rightful place in the sun. We have accomplished a great deal already with limited funds. We can do much more if we obtain loyal support from ali our citizens. "Now is the time for the city to put its best foot forward and take leadership in the future's prosperity. President Roosevelt has given us the very highest commendations. With continued courage and civic enterprise we can set an example for the world that will not soon be forgotten." ' Pour Le Bain To the "Knights and Ladies of the Bath " By Polly Barker MAN'S first awakening to the beauty and health values of bathing carne a long time ago, but some of the earlier bathing habits, and even some of today, are so far removed from the highest standards that we can't con- ceive of their contributing to that "cleanliness which is next to Godliness." As usuai, our friends the Romans get most of the credit for developing this bath idea. They were a luxury loving race, holding bodily beauty in high esteem, so exercise and cleanliness were naturally combined in the splendor of the Roman Baths. It is interesting to note that at that time exercise was followed by first hot and then cold baths, which quite coincides with our ideas of today. Ali of which proves that we may not be as modem as we think ourselves. In the matter of the daily bath, however, we think we may indulge in a little self' appreciation. Certainly the American Citi zen has acquired a considerable reputation for his bathing habits. Then, too, manu- facturers of bathroom equipment have done so much to make the bathroom attractive, with its well designed fixtures and gleaming tile, that perhaps they deserve a little credit for making us bath conscious as a nation. Not only have bathrooms been made more pleasant places in which to bathe, but bath accoutrements have also been improved under the present beauty regime. Today we are offered an endless variety of preparations to make the bath a delightful luxury. Fragrance is the first thing to add to the bath water, and it may be done in a variety of ways. There are bath salts of many kinds, most of them more finely powdered than they used to be so one may avoid that uncomfortable sen- sation of contact with the incompletely dissolved crystals. In fact some of the newest bath salts, with a grand pine odor, have been dissolved and then recrystalized by the manufacturer so that they disinte grate almost immediately. Bath salts in cake form are just the thing to take on your vacation and they are pleasantly effervescent when dropped in water. If you find yourself slightly over weight, you might care to try some of the slenderiring bath salts, which also come in r~ ^Veipy{tMiiv<m \® mos^ y/Qufi? Compete • Ideal surroundings ... set among the beautiful lakes of Wisconsin . . . Nippersink, but sixty-seven miles from Chicago's Loop, is the ideal in summering places. An exclusive club atmosphere ... ali the delights and privileges of the finest of country clubs, cater- ing to a selected clientele. L TARIFF Room with bath and includ- ing off meah . . . as iow as ^^ A PERSON TWO IN A ROOM Special Wt.kly and Monlhly Rat» • Golf at its very best . . . eighteen holes of real sport . . . sand beach and Swimming Pool bathing . . . 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They are beneficiai to the skin and have the added attraction of not contributing to the ring around the tub. There is another way you may prefer to soften and perfume the bath water which is as successful and delightful as the use of bath salts and essences. A meal concoc tion combines both of these duties and softens the skin also. B/> ath soap may be had to match the salts or perfume you may prefer. Ali shapes and sizes are fashionable when it comes to a cake of soap, so clutch your favorite bar and retire into a sea of suds and bubbles. Soon you will find yourself humming your favorite tune as tired muscles relax. In addition to the standard soaps in cake form, there are soap cloths and bath mitts, which release the soap, together with a lovely scent, as you scrub your' self. The soap cloths also come in a small size very convenient for traveling or to keep the hands soft and smooth at ali times. The same soap found in the mitts also comes in tube form. This tube paste is a pleasant skin smoother and softener. After the bath, the newest wrinkle is a rub'down with an eau de cologne. This does away with the necessity of a cold shower after the warm bath and leaves a lasting fragrance which is not cloying, but definitely refreshing and stimulating. Some of these liquids require only a few drops rubbed on a damp skin and spread with the towel as the moisture is removed. Others, such as the various eau de colognes, may be used more lavishly, giving the effect of an alcohol rub down, but leaving a much nicer aroma. One. of the newest of these eau de colognes is found in a delightful lavender scent perfect for these hot summer days. The rub down is really a necessary part of bathing in summer, as it prolongs the refreshing effect of a bath. Dusting POWDERS and talcums are the final step in the bath regime. 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Note: For those suffering from hay fever and asthma, the Marcelle Laboratories manufacture cosmetics with no Orris root. Music (Begt'n on page 22) them out forcefully. Even found some new shadings for Tschaikowsky's Fourth. Capable man. John Weicher, concert-master of the Chicago orchestra, Ilya Schkolnik, concert-master of the Detroit, Daniel Saidenberg and Max Steindel, the solo 'cellists of the two orchestras, have been playing soli to the delight of the public. Fine artists ali. On the evening of July Fourth Mr. Samuel Insull was one of the most attentive listeners at the Swift Bridge. Eric De- Lamarter opened the concert with The Star Spangled Banner. ARE YOUR LIPS WORTH 5 CENTS? — five cents extra ? Then make sure of Marlboros. Immacu- lately clean, with well bred distinction. No magician can argue 5-cents extra quality into any ciga- rette. You've got to buy it. And no multi- millionaire is rich enough to buy him self a finer cigarette than your IVORY- TIPPED Marlboro. A successful man's cigarette . . . pref erred by smart women. MARLBORO .wz/ikas iinesf c\aan$£i — =— j — 1=/- C/UR mountain air, exhilarating as wine, "Puts newwine in old bottles." fie HQMESTEAD Hot Sprinqs, Virginia MDUNTAIN-CDDL. 66° SUMMER AVERAGE The "Resort Spectator" (sent gratis) tells about it. Representa- tives at the Ritz-Carlton, T'iew Tor\; the Mayflower, Washington; or write Hot Springs. Direct train service, air-conditioned. August, 1934 51 LA SALLE AND RANDOLPH CORNER IN HOTEL SHERMAN When we had taken our seats Mr. Insull said with his cus- tomary emphasis, "That is the way that every concert in America always should be begun." One never knows. A citizen of our town, and a good, sub- stantial man, was driving out north one afternoon with his wife and turned on the car radio just in time to catch the broadcast by the Detroit orchestra of Tschaikowsky's Fiftk symphony — "And never has any music I ever heard made a more delightful impression. The day was lovely, the recep tion absolutely flawless so we slowed down to about ten miles an hour and listened to the whole thing. Beautiful." I give you my word— and not on their honeymoon, either. And is the Chicago Grand Opera Company ali set for next year? Harold McCormick as honorary chairman of the board, George Rossetter as president, George WoodrufF as chairman of the executive committee, Laurence Armour as treasurer and Mrs. Ernest Graham as secretary. Gennaro Papi and Paul Longoni as the artistic directorate. And wait till you see the board of directors! Solidity, social, financial and civic. Are they loosening up a bit in the broadcasting from the loud- speakers at the Fair? Certainly sounds so — but what else did you expect? So far, however, they have kept the ballyhooing down to the unaided power of the human lungs. Some of the boys are good, but how they yearn to turn on their power over the air. How long will they be able to hold them down? Stage (Begin on page 25) for the quieter precincts of Santa Barbara, two other plays were opening, There's Always Juliet with Violet Heming and Conrad Nagel, and The Green Bay Tree. AH while Variety publishes the sad news: "Chi short of legit." liOMEWARD bound and venturing from an air-conditioned car on the Chief to the blistering platform of Newton, Kansas (106 Fahrenheit), I found from an early edition of The Tribune that Chicago is not so short of legitimate theatre as it had appeared from Hollywood. Hardly had I got the dust of Kansas out of my hair than I found myself at the Cort for the opening of The Mil\y Way. This play gets away from the formula which has kept the Cort lighted when most of the other houses are dark. It can by no stretch of the imagination be classified as domestic comedy. In fact, it is about as domestic as a Mae West picture or a bunch of boys in a Pullman smoker, although not nearly as bawdy as either. It has to do with farcical phases of the prize- fighting racket, which it handles without gloves and with an endless stream of tough gags. There are many spots of honest, carnai merriment in the preposterous yarn of a gentle milkman made a pugilist in spite of himself. Personally, I should like to see The Mil\y Way better per- formed. Plays dealing with a profession like prize- fighting need shrewd type-casting. The actors currently employed are the usuai run of low-priced mimes who appear in domestic comedies at the Cort or Studebaker. They would be better in the parlour than in the prize-ring. The hit of the evening is made by a stupendous St. Bernard dog, borrowed from Detective George Hargrave, and as badly miscast as Wallace Beery would be in the role of Little Eva. The dog is known as Mazie. It will be interesting to note whether the Cort's clientele will give the customary ten or twenty week run to The Mil\y Way. I am somewhat pessimistic as to the chances. In this I may be wrong. There are plenty of easy guffaws in the show, and the faithful follower of domestic comedy may be so accus- tomed to beating a trail to the Cort that they will be faithful even to a play which in a sense is a maverick. Speaking of acting, there is a perform ance at the Blackstone that qualifies as pure delight. I refer to the appearance of no less a personage than Margaret Anglin. Were Fresh Fields ten times as light and vaporous as it is, the acting of this grand old veteran of the American stage alone would be worth the price of admission. 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Of its type, frothy, fluffy English comedy, it is distinctly ingratiating, sort of Noel Coward in a minor key. But the acting's the thing. Miss Anglin's performance is the kind which can only come from background. It is mellow, suave, excruciatingly funny. And I believe it safe to guess that the cast at the Blackstone could appear in London in the same play without fear of invidious comparison. Chicago's own Alexandra Carlisle plays. a fragile lady of certain years with an assured and subtle touch. Her scenes with Miss Anglin are masterly in the smooth team-work of two actresses who know about ali there is to know about stage technique. Another outstanding piece of acting is that of Elaine Tempie as an Australian girl in May fair, a ctear-cut, humorous portrayal. Nice things could be said about every other member of the cast. The production of Fresh Fields is a most praise-worthy at- tempt to give Chicago something rather better in the line of theatrical entertainment. It deserves and will reward support. Sports (Begin on page 26) The deah old Tribune has started another merry-go-round with its ali-star football game. The Bears will play a team of stellar collegians, which won't prove a damned thing. This stubborn correspondent for many years has been sitting on the fence "and shouting that a first class college foot ball team can beat the best of the professional teams. That at titude started when Notre Dame was college football and prò teams were more or less scrub outfits. Now the prò elevens have worked up some co-ordination, but I stili believe that Carideo's Notre Dame team or Newman's Michigan outfit could have taken any of the pros. It is a good subject to be stubborn about because it's purely conversational. Nobody will ever know for sure. And the Tribune s game won't prove it either way, because the ali-star college team will be just that. It will be fun, but I can stili raise this Ione voice in the wildemess and maintain my stolid minority on the subject of prò vs. college football. It is comforting to an old man. Casual Comments on Current Condì- tions: This department's award for the best column in town goes to Arch Ward of the Trib, with his "Talking It Over." . . . Award for far-sightedness to Wilfrid Smith, also of the Trib, for his prognostication concerning the 1936 Olympics. Picking the U. S. as a followup story after the A. A. U. meet. ... A radio announcer who's accurate and colorful — a unique combination — is Clem McCarthy. ... His job on the Arlington Classic was noteworthy. . . . And he had the right horses in the right places throughout the race. . . . The University of Wis consin, in choosing Doc Meanwell as athletic director, took hold of the business end of a cannon cracker. ... Or maybe Doc is softening up. . . . Badger state legislators certainly have a habit of stirring up pots that boil. . . . Jimmy McLarnin has always beaten his conquerors in return fights. . . . And he meets Bar- ney Ross on Sept. 6. . . . Here's one Jimmy won't take. . . . Max Baer's treatment of the Dorothy Dunbar matter in his life and loves series was one of the best examples of the "sweetness and tight" attitude these old eyes have seen in years. . . . Hang- ing around second place (at this writing) is the best spot in the world for the Cubs — business of whistling in the dark. . . . Not so much pressure. . . . That typewriter scrap between an evening paper gentleman and a morning paper gentleman over the selec- tion of the ali-star baseball team lineups was about tops in siili- ness. . . . Fans picked the teams but the managers juggled them. . . . Which, to this feeble mind, seems O. K. . . . by the way, whatever happened to a fellow named Camera? IF YOU DON'T LIKE OUR CHICAGO WEATHER JUST WAIT TEN minutes and we'll change it for you. 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Consultation without obligation. nelena rubinstein LONDON 670 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago NEW YORK PARIS August, 1934 53 Music and Lights Let's Consider the Fairgrounds By Donald Plant IF our memory, which at best is no longer than the day is long, stands up a little straighter than usuai and maybe even throws out its chest, our confrère, Mr. Milton ("Fair grounds") Mayer thought in 10 point Bodoni in the last issue of this journal that the Fair people didn't care much about having Sally Rand around. But we guess the public did, be cause she's back, and even though that isn't news any more, it's important. And it was her magnetic name that provided last year's Fair with its widest publicity and greatest attendance (and the wits with the word, "fan," to work with) , at least from the single attraction angle. Morning line odds are 3-1 that she'll repeat this year, but it's too bad she didn't start her workouts earlier. As to proof, our clocker tells us that the Italian Village, where La Rand is now appearing, has taken the lead over the other villages in attendance. This year it's the Bubble Dance, and it's a pretty thing to watch. An opportunity to judge the comparative merits of the two dances — the Bubble and the Fan — is provided every eve ning when Sally alternates the performance of the two. She appears five times each week day and six times every Saturday and Sunday. And Sally is also an entrepreneur this season. Her lavish stage show is presented on the outdoor stage whenever she appears. There's a ballet with four colorful routines, a sword dance, a novelty number tagged Man About Town, a fast carioca and the rather daring Blac\ Moonlight finale. Besides Sally 's revue, native Italian Street entertainers put on a bright sort of show consisting of peasant songs, dances and music. And in Ristorante San Carlos Ernie Young has his floor show. La Belle Rand dances there at midnight, too. The Streets of Paris are the Streets of Paris that we knew last year, but better. There's a capital floor show in the Lido headed by Mona Lesllie (doublé "1" please, Mr. Tamara — Mr. Tamara linotype operates on our copy, and FRANKIE MASTERS AND A PAIR OF HIS CANADIAN CLUB FLOOR SHOW DANCERS, DOROTHy WlNFREY AND WILLETTA SHERRILL J^HERES AN AIR ABOUT THE WlNDERMERE * es, an air of contentment and refine- ment, a home-like atmosphere where you can relax after a busy day, a whirl at the Fair, a day on the links, a canter over beautiful bridle paths in Jackson Park, or a dip in Lake Michigan— ali within sight. What a location — truly the grandest address in Chicago. Visit theWindermere. Within its portals there's a home for you, accommodations to suit your individuai needs at moderate prices. Your out-of-town friends are also cordially invited. 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Michigan Ave. CHICAGO The Chicagoan moscow THEQTER FESTIVAL FOR great dates in the theater, mark September 1 to 10 in Moscow. The brilliant program announced ranges from Borodin, Rossini and Shake speare to "Interven- tion" and "The Negro Boy and the Ape". Every one of the pro duction . . . drama, opera or ballet . . . is of outstanding impor- tance and compelling interest. Oliver M. Sayler of New York and H. W. L. Dana of Boston, both outstanding authorities on the Soviet theater, will lead separate groups of American visitors to the Festival. Arrange- ments are being made for those who attend to substi- rute other current perform- ances in Moscow theaters for those on the officiai program, if they wish. Ali- inclusive costs are very low, the entire Festival may be visited for as little as $77 for ten days in Moscow — including tickets. For detailed informa tion and complete of ficiai program write for Theater Festival Book- let CM-8 to ^&?ttWi^±MM£&M HITOURIST U. S. Representative of the Travel Company of the U. S. S. R.. 304 North Michigan Boulevard, Chicago. Offices in New York and Boston. Or see your own travel agent. is a very criticai fellow) who, clad only in a flesh'tone coat of what seems to be grease or paint, or grease-paint, does a pretty sort of dance and diving act — Diving Venus, it's called. Chauncy Parsons, leading tenor of several Shubert revues and musical comedies, and also a member of the Chicago Civic Opera Company during their season of light opera, shares the vocal work with Leola Aikman. Tenor Parsons is well known to radio fans, and Empire Room patrons — he was there last season. John McDowell and his partner, Corinne, are featured in the Apple Dance, wherein Corinne wears merely a "Floyd Gibbons" and a large, golden "appiè." Lovely dance, though. Gloria Lee does a tricky tap and stair dance a la Bill Robinson except on her toes, which, it seems to us, ought to be just that much harder. Thaviu and his orchestra play for the floor show and dancing; and there are several other numbers that you'd better not miss — the Sleeve Dance and the bolero number especially. Following the sKow Jane Faunts and Wally Colbath do some mighty fancy diving; and the Freddie Springer-Frank Snary comedy diving act is funny as hell. Best peep show in Paris, though it really shouldn't be classed as that, is Bill Harshe's and Eddie Millman's Life Class; that's just what it is — a life class — and perfectly on the up and up. (A little logrolling, huh, Plant?) Best ballyhoo: "Paris" Peggy in front of Cati Mount's show. The Irish Village, completely reorganized and under new management, is now open again with a brand new entertainment program that is thoroughly Irish from begin- ning to end. Various changes in policy, structure and exhibits have also been introduced to make the village as truly Gaelic as Notre Dame used to be. There's a nice little knoll, typical of the low hills of Ireland (we're going to try to get through this without using the word "emerald"), in the center of the village green. And here is staged the free, continuous entertainment — square dances, cham' pion Irish step dances and a dancing contest, and you may participate in the latter if you wish and maybe win a prize. Pat Roche and his five piece Irish orchestra — Irish bagpipe, accordion, fiddle, drum and piano (an Irish piano maybe) — make the music for the dancing on the greensward. At the Theatre of the Irish Bards, where the stage has been remodeled to simulate a forest setting for ancient Druid cere- monies, a forty-five minute Irish program is offered thrice each make your world fair and cooler • Tropical weather calls for tropical drinks.Tall cold Juleps, Collins s,High- balls, Rickeys and Planter's Punches of fine old DAGGER RUM. The toast and host of Jamaica since 1825. 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WILLIAMS & CO., INC., 265 TENTH AVE., N. Y. \_J I NI NG AT BLACKSTONE! A SUPERB EXPERIENCE! SUPERLA TIVE FOOD AND RARE OLD BEVERAGES . . . MUSIC BY HAL REDUS AND THE BLACKSTONE JONGLEURS. jor a dclightjul hour drop into the Hi* tori e Grill Room any day at 5 P. M. BLACKSTONE evening. Marjorie Livingston, lyric soprano accompanied by an Irish harp ensemble, more or less heads the program. There is also an Irish male doublé quartet singing lilting Irish tunes, and after a couple of quick ones you'll probably want to join in. An interesting innovation in the entertainment, and quite a fitting one too, is prise-fighting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at nine o'clock — four three-round bouts presented on the village green under the sponsorship of the Catholic Youth Organization. And although not ali the boys are Mulrooneys and Donahues, the fights are swell. Over in the Brewery Exhibits Building, on Northerly Island, is The Rathskeller— a very gay spot. Peter Woefel and members of his originai Dachauer orchestra of Munich tune up their fiddles and horns and the music is on. And then these Bavarians, garbed in their native costumes, are in their element again, for they are happiest when entertaining gay crowds of beer quaffers as they used to do in the Piatii back home. A crew of singing, dancing waiters keep the patrons amused; and there are wood paneled walls, wooden canopied ceiling, gleaming bar and beaded steins, checker-clothed tables and real German bartenders. Frankie Masters has a swell floor show at the Canadian Club. One act that makes the guests take to the edge of their chairs is the adagio put on by the Marcelle-Williams troupe in which Marcelle is tossed by two male partners the entire length of the dance floor into the arms of a third. Jack Po well does his scat'singing, Alan Rogers tenors and the eight Canadian Club Co'eds dance. Blonde Doris Hurtig offers a Cellophane Dance and her modernÌ2;ed version of the Can'Can and Dorothy Denese is featured in the Black Panther number. Faith Bacon is back this year, too, at Hollywood's new the- atre'cafe. She does her Dance of the Gardenias, tossing a flower here and there to ogling Iowans, popeyed Philadelphians and 48th Canadian Highlanders as she dances. There's a complete floor show. Swiss Village has Alpine yodlers and "mountain music" as it's done in Swit^erland, and the William Teli Inn is the eating spot. You'll find Emmenthaler and Mountain cheese (both Swiss to you) and a tasty Swiss white wine. Little Old New York, along the Fair's Main Street, was revived by Jack Hardy — it's the Bowery, with hourly perform - ances of Tony Pastor's Opera House and the Florodora Sextette, the famous old Night Court, Chuck Connor's saloon and Steve Brodie's, Lillian Russell and Diamond Lil'. Very complete and amusing, and a reminder of Joe Cook's recent Hold Tour Horses. You really get a dash of Holland at the Dutch Village on Northerly Island. Maybe it's because it's off Main Street — the Street of Villages — that it seems different. Typical Dutch architecture, of course, with a canal, large windmill, a gay beach for swimming. Quaint wooden shoe dances by costumed young people, a dance orchestra with several glee club numbers, and some form of entertainment going on practically ali the time. Belle Bart, big time astrologist, keeps open house in the village, too. (Mr. McHugh, nothing is forgiven, but come back anyway!) DOROTHY HOGAN, IRISH MISS, MEETS UP WITH THE TALL- EST DOG IN THE WORLD, AN IRISH WOLF- H O U N D, IN IRISH VILLAGE "IF A WOMAN KNEW how insanitary the inside of a pillow becomes after a few months use, she would realize that it takes more than an air- ing or clean slip to make one really fit to sleep on." Learn the startling inside faets about your pillows. Read "Let's Look on the Inside of Your Pillows." 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GEORGE HESS- BERGER, WHO LEADS HIS OR- IGINAL BAVARI- AN ORCHESTRA AT THE OLD HEIDELBERG INN ON RANDOLPH STREET CURRENT ENTERTAINMENT (Contmued from page 6) COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Franklin 2100. The goodole Byfield Basement with Buddy Rogers and his band playing nightly. There is some superior entertainment with the Five Maxellos heading the cast. EMPIRE ROOM — Palmer House. Randolph 7500. Handsomely decorated and lighted dinner-supper room with a refined revue headed by Stone and Vernon and the Abbott International Dancers. Ted Weems and his orchestra play. FRENCH CASINO— Clark and Lawrence. Longbeach 2210. Imported "Folies Bergeres" company, direct from Paris; Cari Hoff and his orchestra and Noble Sissle and his band. SILVER FOREST— The Drake. Superior 2200. Earl Burtnett and his fine orchestra play to a pleasant, refined patronage. Pierre Nuyttens pre- sents delightful entertainment. JOSEPH URBAN ROOM— Congress Hotel. Harrison 3800. Eddy Duchin and his orchestra, fresh from Central Park Casino, play; Robert Royce is back heading the entertainment. There's a new bar. TERRACE GARDEN— Morrison Hotel. Franklin 9600. The splendid new tropical garden with palm trees, cocoanuts and beautiful lighting. Clyde Lucas and his orchestra play and Romo Vincent is M. C. THE SKY ROOM— Stevens Hotel, Wabash 4400. Far above the Street where it's cool. Keith Beecher and his orchestra play and Myrio and Desha head the entertainment. CANADIAN CLUB CAFE— 1 6th St. Bridge. Victory 6660. Frankie Mas- ters and his orchestra play and Dorothy Denese heads the floor show with her Panther Dance. BEACH WALK— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. World-famed open-air dancing and refreshment rendezvous on the water's edge of Lake Michigan. A floor show and Harry Sosnik's orchestra. HARRY'S NEW YORK BAR— 400 N. Wabash. Delaware 3527. Joe Buckley and orchestra play for tea dansants; Don Penfield and his orchestra play evenings. AFTER THE SHOW CLUB— 2052 N. Halsted. Diversey 9669. Wander- ing entertainers and Eddy Hanson's orchestra evenings, Earl Smith's for tea dancing. SKY TAVERN — St. Clair Hotel. Superior 4660. Cool and a grand view, with Franz Ploner and his music for dancing. Morning — Noon — Night THE BLACKSTONE— Michigan at 7th St. Harrison 4300. Unexcelled cuisine and always the most meticulous service. And a new Cocktail Lounge. PALMER HOUSE— State, Monroe, Wabash. Randolph 7500. The splen did Empire Room, the Victorian Room, and the swell Bar. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Several note- worthy dining rooms and, of course, College Inn. And able bartenders at the bars. CONGRESS HOTEL — Michigan at Congress. Harrison 3800. Here the fine old traditions of culinary art are preserved. And there's the famous Merry-Go-Round Bar and the new Eastman Casino. THE DRAKE — Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Several dining rooms and always impeccable service. MORRISON HOTEL— 70 W. Madison. Franklin 8600. Several dining rooms and the traditionally superb Morrison kitchen. HOTEL LA SALLE — La Salle and Madison. Franklin 0700. Several supe rior dining rooms with excellent menus. } PEARSON HOTEL — 190 E. Pearson. Superior 8200. Here one finds the niceties in menu and appointments that, bespeak refinement. HOTEL BELMONT — Sheridan Road at Belmont. Bittersweet 2100. Quiet and refined, rather in the Continental manner. HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER— 163 E. Walton. Superior 4264. Several private party rooms, the main dining room and the Tavern. SENECA HOTEL 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menus in the Cafe are hard to match. HOTEL WINDERMERE— E. 56th St. at ;Hyde Park Blvd. Fairfax 6000. Famous throughout the years as a delightful place to dine. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 block— Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Pleasant dining in the Marine Dining Room. 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Swedish service and food stuffs. You'll leave in that haze of content that surges over a well-fed diner. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 101 I Rush St. Delaware 1492. Originator of the justly famous Smorgasbord. Food in the atmosphere of Old Sweden. Cocktail hour at five o'clock. . SALLY'S WAFFLE SHOP— 4650 Sheridan Road. Sunnyside 5685. One of the north side's institutions; grand place for after-a-night-of-it break fast. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. Famous old establishment unsurpassed in service of seafoods. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Dwersey 2322. The home of the famous strawberry waffle whether it be early or late. FISH BAR AND RESTAURANT— 32 S. Michigan. Where one may enjoy the same fine cuisine that the Miller High-Life fish bar on the Fair- grounds has. RESTAURANT LEOPOLD— The Oasis, 23rd St. entrance, Fairgrounds. Patrons of last year will remember the superior cuisine and entertain ment. MISS LINDQUIST'S CAFE— 5540 Hyde Park Blvd. only place on the south side serving smorgasbord. and dinner, and strictly home-cooking. MRS. SHINTANI'S— 3725 Lake Park. Oakland 2775. restaurant specializing in native suki-yaki dinners. GIBBY'S— 192 N. Clark. Dearborn 6229. Gibby Kaplan's smart place with an attractive round bar and excellent cuisine and able bartenders RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Delaware 3942. A noble old German establishment with good, solid victuals, prepared and served in the German manner. WAGTAYLE'S WAFFLE SHOP— 1205 Loyola Avenue. Briargate 3989. Another north side spot popular with the late-at-nighters. FUTABA — 101 E. Oak. Superior 0536. Real Japanese dishes, complete suki-yaki dinner prepared on your table. THE SAN PEDRO— 918 Spanish Court. Wilmette 5421. Authentic old tavern setting with food that pleases North Shorites who gather here. There are several famous specialties. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Fine foods and Spanish atmosphere. HENRICI'S— 7! W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Henrici's will stili be without orchestrai din. ROMAN ROOM— 645 St. Clair. Superior 2464. In the beautifully deco- rated new M. & C. Italian Restaurant and the handsome Balbo Bar; where leisurely dining and wining may be enjoyed. PICCANINNY— 3801 W. Madison. Kedzie 3900. Where the choicest of barbecued foods and steak sandwiches may be had; their specialty is barbecued spare ribs and they are as near divine as food can be. CAFE BRAUER— Lincoln Park at Center St. Lincoln 0009. Where you may dine outdoors on dishes of a chef who outdoes himself. THE VERA MEGOWEN RESTAURANT— 501 Davis, Evanston. A smart dining spot where Evanstonians and north siders like to meet and eat PITTSFIELD TAVERN— 55 E. Washington. State 4925. Always a delightful spot for luncheon and tea while shopping, and for dinner later.' LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. What with its lovely little courtyard, it's something of a show place and always weH attended by the better people. FRED HARVEY'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Superiority of service and select cuisine, and its tradition, make it a favorite luncheon, tea and PHELPS & PHÉLPS COLONIAL TEA ROOM— 6324 Woodlawn. Hyde Park 6324. Serving excellent foods in the simple, homelike Early Ameri can style with Colonial atmosphere. HORN PALACE— 325 Plymouth Court. Webster 0561. Excellent cuisine. and a bar with bartenders who really know the art of mixing. MILL RACE INN— Fox River Bridge, Roosevelt Rd., Geneva, MI. Built in 1837, quiet, restful atmosphere on the river's edge. THE TAVERN — Hotel Knickerbocker. Superior 4264. A smart, unique wining and dining room with clever murals. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0840. Corned beef and cabbage and other good old American dishes. 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